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  • Portrait of Lady Jane Goodwin

    Artist:
    Dyck, Anthony van. 1599-1641
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    132,5x106 cm

Dyck, Anthony van. 1599-1641

Portrait of Lady Jane Goodwin

Flanders, 1639

This work is part of an entire series of portraits done by Van Dyck for Lord Philip Wharton in the period between 1637 and 1639. Lady Jane Goodwin was the wife of Arthur Wharton, a wealthy English landowner. Their daughter and only heir became the spouse of Philip Wharton in 1637. Lady Jane is portrayed holding a large pink and white tulip in one hand. The flower harmonizes splendidly with her attire. This variety of tulip was highly fashionable at the time and very expensive. The depiction of the flower has no symbolical meaning, but it is eloquent testimony to the high social status of the woman. The work is dated 1639, as we see in the lower left corner of the painting, and the style of the portrait?s execution is in keeping with that date. The artist?s works from the end of the 1630s are noted for a smooth, enamel-like surface of the painting, three-quarter size of the figures and the depiction of a rocky landscape. The design of Lady Jane?s dress reflects the fashion of the time and also points to the dates indicated.

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Portrait of Lady Jane Goodwin

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oil

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132,5x106 cm

Acquisition date:

Entered the Hermitage in 1779; acquired from the R. Walpole collection, Houghton Hall, England

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-549

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