Ferdinand Bol, Circle of, ‘Portrait of a Lady’, 17th
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Netherlands, 17th Century
Circle of Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680) - Dutch painter and etcher
Beautiful stucco frame
Overall dimensions, with frame: 54.5 x 44 cm
Provenance: German private collection
This expressive portrait of a lady is the work of an artist of the circle of Ferdinand Bol, which is characterized by the high craftsmanship of the master
This expressive portrait of a lady with black Dutch cap was painted during the 17th by an artist active in the circle of Ferdinand Bol ( 1616-1680). The artist has given evidence of his mastery in the face of the lady, whose flesh tones with reddish cheeks, fine glossy points and shining eyes are uniquely alive: the artist’s prime aim was the detailed rendering of the sitter’s expression as is evident by the great care of the rendering.
The painting is in good condition. There are several minor restorations to margins, face and above the cap. The beautiful stucco frame is overall in good condition, showing a larger chip on the right edge and minor cracks and repairs in the stucco. The overall dimensions, with frame, are 54.5 x 44 cm. The wooden panel measures 39 x 27.5 cm.
Ferdinand Bol (1616-1680)
The Dutch painter and etcher Ferdinand Bol has become known for its high-quality portraiture. He studied with Jacob Gerritsz, Cuyp and Abraham Bloemaert in Utrecht. In Amsterdam, he became a pupil of Rembrandt.
Bol‘s works are part of major museum collections, such as the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, the National Gallery in London, the Louvre, the Hermitage and the Old Masters Gallery in Dresden.