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  • Portrait of a Lady in Black

    Artist:
    Tempel, Abraham van den. 1622/23-1672
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    132x180,5 cm

Tempel, Abraham van den. 1622/23-1672

Portrait of a Lady in Black

Holland, 1670

A young woman stands thoughtfully, holding a flower in her hand, by the parapet in front of a park in this superb example of official Dutch 17th-century portraiture. The soft drapery of the mustard-brown curtain throws into shade the pretty face, surrounded by soft, light curls. The pearl necklace seems to take on a rosy hue, a reflection from the warmth of the woman's skin, while the artist painted the heavy velvet dress, the rich lace, rings and precious brooches with great skill. A flower in the elegant female hand is a symbol of modesty. Van den Tempel enhanced the pensive mood through lighting effects, the setting sun and the twilight seeming to make the statues of Venus and Cupid holding out a wreath seem almost to glow.

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Portrait of a Lady in Black

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oil

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132x180,5 cm

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Entered the Hermitage in 1910; handed over from the P.P. Semenov-Tyan-Shansky collection

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-2825

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