Portrait of Aletta Adriaensdr, 1639
Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, [..]
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panel (oak)
The wood used for this panel comes from the same tree as the wood used for the panels of four other Rembrandt paintings: 'Saint John the Baptist preaching' from the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin [RKDImages no. 52653], 'Christ and the woman taken in adultery' of The National Gallery, London [RKDImages no. 52807], the 'Portrait of Herman Doomer' from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York [RKDImages no. 32162] and 'Self portrait wearing a beret and two golden chains' of The Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid [RKDImages no. 30283] (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-2015, vol. 4 (2005), no. IV 2).
rectangle (portrait format) 65,5 x 55,5 cm
Since the copy of the painting is 5 cm taller than the painting of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen there is reason to believe that the painting was reduced at the bottom (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 132; Giltaij 1994, no. 15)
Information about the signature, dating, inscription or any other mark on the front or back of the art work
Current attribution
Exact or approximate dating of the described art work; the search parameters adopted for this art work in this database, are found in brackets.
1639 (1639)
although signature and date are not authentic, a date around 1639 for the production of this painting seems plausible (Corpus of Rembrandt Paintings 1982-, vol. 3 (1989), no. A 132)
IB number
Number related to the portrait iconography collection RKD.
Identification based on
The identification is based on a comparison with a seventeenth-century copy of the painting., (Hofstede de Groot 1907-1928, vol. 6, no. 619; Giltaij 1994, no. 15)
Artistically related
Artistically related to other work
Such as a preparatory studie, comparable composition, other version, or copy of the artwork in this record.
  • used as model for
    Canvas, lined, 70.5 x 54.5 cm, private collection. The lining of the canvas bears an inscription that has obviously been taken over from the back of the original canvas: 'Alitta Adriaans. / getrout aan Elias Trip'.

    The identification of the sitter of the painting in the collection of the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is based on this copy. An image of this copy can be found in Giltaij 1994, p. 100.

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Entered on: 1996-10-23; Last modification: 2018-07-23


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