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Gerard van Honthorst

Portrait of Anna van den Corput (1599-1645), 1639 gedateerd
Dulwich (London), Dulwich Picture Gallery, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Physical connection
Reference in ‘composite artworks’: artworks that are/were connected, such as alterpieces, decorative pieces incorporated in panelling, and works of art that were intended to be displayed together, such as pendants and series.

pendant

Support/medium
panel (oak), oil paint
Three-member oak panel with vertical joins. The red ground is very thinly painted, as are the main paint layers, except for the white areas. The panel has a slight convex warp. It is structurally sound, but over the years the joins, which are perfectly level at the centre, have become slightly stepped at the edges. There is slight craquelure all over, which corresponds to the vertical grain of the panel. Some old retouching in the top left of the oval is now noticeably discoloured, and there is an old unretouched loss in the background and other tiny losses that relate to the right-hand panel join. Abrasion to the paint layers allows the ground to show through a little in some areas, for example at the bottom of the painting and in the collar above the sitter’s right shoulder. Previous recorded treatment: 1952–3, cleaned and restored, Dr Hell (Sophia Plender).
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 74 x 60 cm
Signature/inscription
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Current attribution
Gerard van Honthorst
Date
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dated 1639 (1639)
Represented
IB number
Number related to the portrait iconography collection RKD.
29348
Identification based on
geboortejaar; gelijkenis; herkomst; kunstenaar
Notes portrait
Compare het posthumous portrait by Jan de Baen (1665; see RKD, no. 15366)
Provenance
Exhibitions and literature
Visual documentation
Creation date: 2009-07-07; Last modified date: 2021-06-02

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