DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 48.00 ins x 35.00 in/ 121.92 cms x 88.90 cm
MEDIUM: Oil on panel
Portrait of a Lady is a fine and elegant example of a Golden Age painting from a Dutch master. The artist here has skilfully depicted the accoutrements and finery of a Flemish lady in an unknown setting, typical of paintings of the period. Attention to detail is paramount in this portrait; a fine layer of paint has been successfully applied to illustrate the delicate lace at the sitter’s cap, throat, shawl and cuffs. In the same manner a gentle gold hue has been used to depict the sheen and intricacy of the golden thread on the sitter’s stomacher- the decorated triangular panel that fills in the front opening of her gown. Through the use of carefully constructed lighting, the artist has highlighted the elaborate pattern of the sitter’s expensive silk dress.