(b. 1643, Made, d. 1706, Den Haag)

Portrait of a Young Woman

Oil on canvas, 45 x 37 cm
Private collection

Godfried Schalcken turned to portraiture in 1676, using the half-length and knee-length variety introduced and mad fashionable by Bartholomeus van der Helst in the middle of the century, incorporating suitable accoutrements to indicate the sitter's rank. This style of portrait, so popular in the last decades of the seventeenth century is represented by the present portrait.

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