(b. 1593, Antwerpen, d. 1678, Antwerpen)

Portrait of the Artist's Daughter Elizabeth

Oil on canvas, 74 x 59 cm
Private collection

The sitter, depicted half length, wearing a straw hat with a sprig of honeysuckle and an ostrich plume, holding a basket, was the eldest child of Jacob Jordaens and his wife Catharina van Noort. She was born in Antwerp in 1617 and died in Antwerp on the same day as her father, almost certainly from the plague, on 6th October 1679. She is buried along with her father and mother, who had died 19 years previously, in the churchyard of the Calvinist community at Putte, near Ossendracht.