About this artwork
Jan de Bray used finely pointed red and black chalk in alternation to describe the facial features of middle-aged residents of the city of Haarlem. He also captured the distinctive features of their clothing, such as buttons, pleats, seams, and the stiffly pressed lace of their elaborate collars.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Jan de Bray
- A Portrait of a Woman
- Netherlands (Artist's nationality)
- Black and red chalk on ivory laid paper
- Inscribed recto, center right, in black chalk: "AETAT: 56/Ao 1650"; inscribed verso, upper center in graphite: "45"; lower center, in graphite: "54/4 dBray f"
- 16.4 × 12.8 cm (6 1/2 × 5 1/16 in.)
- Margaret Day Blake Fund