About this artwork

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.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    Portrait of a Woman (Aged 47)
  • date created:
    Dated 1663
  • materials:
    Oil on panel
  • measurements:
    Oval: 23.50 x 17.40 cm (framed: 54.80 x 31.50 x 7.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Bequest of Mrs Nisbet Hamilton Ogilvy of Biel 1921
  • accession number:
    NG 1501
  • gallery:
  • subject:
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Jan de Braij

Jan de Braij