Portrait of a Lady

 
Artist
Creation date
Materials
oil on canvas
Dimensions
48-1/8 x 35-1/8 in.
Credit line
Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
Accession number
56.73
Collection
Currently On View In
William C. Griffith Jr. and Carolyn C. Griffith Gallery - H215

Following the death of Peter Paul Rubens in 1640 and Anthony van Dyck in 1641, Jacob Jordaens became Antwerp's leading painter. In this, a typical late portrait by Jordaens, he has endowed the anonymous sitter with a serene, monumental presence and surrounded her with signs of wealth. The presence of a parrot, a common symbol of matrimony in Flemish portraiture, suggests that this work was originally paired with a portrait of the woman's husband.

Provenance Research is on-going at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and information will be added to this record as research is completed. Please contact Annette Schlagenhauff, Assoc. Curator of Research, at aschlagenhauff@imamuseum.org with any questions.
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