Portrait of a Woman

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Portrait of a Woman Dated 1663

On Display Scottish National Gallery

This lady is the only female in de Braij’s group of four portraits of a Dutch family in the Scottish National Gallery. The inscription on the bottom left of the panel states that she is forty-seven years old, and that the portrait was painted in 1663. Her round features are rendered with a lively touch, and her eyes have a vitality that is testimony to de Braij’s skill as a portraitist. Her matron’s cap signals her position as a married woman.

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  • Acc. No. NG 1501
  • Medium Oil on panel
  • Size Oval: 23.50 x 17.40 cm
  • Credit Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921