UNKNOWN MASTER, Netherlandish
(active around 1430 in Northern Netherlands)

Portrait of Lysbeth van Duvenvoorde

c. 1430
Oil on vellum, 33 x 21 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

On the back of the panel an inscription gives detailed information on the sitter. The painting is a rare example of a portrait with full-length standing figure. This type is found in illuminated manuscripts where married couples are depicted. Since the portrait is painted on vellum, it can be assumed that the artist was a book illuminator. The companion-piece representing Lysbeth's husband, Symon van Adrichem, is lost.

The painting is on loan from the Mauritshuis, The Hague.

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