Portrait of a Woman

1109 voorzijde

Portrait of a Woman

Pieter Pietersz

1109 - zaal 6

This portrait of an unknown woman belongs with the portrait of a man that also hangs in this room. The man had been at the Mauritshuis since 1953, all on his own. In 1996 the portrait of the woman was donated to the museum. She turned out to be painted on the same oak as the man, and the pair have since been reunited.

Where these small paintings have been and who Pietersz was depicting is unknown. What we do know is the age of his sitters, thanks to the Latin inscription: Anno 1597, my age 60.

oil on panel
42 x cm.
Gift C.W. van Blijenburgh, Hilversum, 1996