VERSPRONCK, Jan Cornelisz
(b. ca. 1603, Haarlem, d. 1662, Haarlem)

Portrait of a Lady

c. 1645
Oil on canvas, 72 x 56 cm
Private collection

The present canvas recalls various portraits by Versponck from the mid 1640s, both in handling, pose, and dress. In its rich and varied use of black hues. this elegant portrait owes much to Frans Hals, with whom Verspronck dominated the portrait market in Haarlem for the vast majority of his career.