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  • Title: Portrait of a Lady
  • Date Created: late 1640s
  • Type: oil paintings
  • Rights: Martha Delzell Memorial Fund
  • External Link: http://www.imamuseum.org/mercury/load-artwork/17384
  • Medium: oil on canvas
  • wall label: 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.
  • measurements: 48 1/8 x 35 1/8 in.
  • Artist: Jordaens, Jacob

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