VOET, Jacob Ferdinand
(b. 1639, Antwerpen, d. ca. 1700, Paris)

Portrait of Maria Mancini

Oil on panel, 73 x 63 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Voet is best known for his iconic portraits of Queen Christina of Sweden of circa 1670 and of the Mancini sisters, especially of Marie and of Hortense: half-length sensual portraits with particular attention to decorative details of hair and clothing.

Maria Mancini (1639-1715) was the Duchess of Bouillon. She was the niece of Cardinal Mazarin. She married Maurice Godefroy de la Tour d'Auvergne, Duke of Bouillon in in 1662.