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

Portrait of a Gentlewoman

c. 1660
Oil on canvas, 68 x 50 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Her fine, transparent veil coming forward in a "widow's peak" tells us that the lady was a widow when she sat for one of Flanders most popular painters. She was frankly middle-aged, yet vigorous and fully present.