Oval Portrait of a Woman (Rembrandt, New York)

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Portrait of a Woman
Rembrandt - Portrait of a woman - MET DP145913.jpg
ArtistRembrandt Edit this on Wikidata
Mediumoil paint
Dimensions67.9 cm (26.7 in) × 50.2 cm (19.8 in)
LocationMetropolitan Museum of Art
OwnerBenjamin Altman Edit this on Wikidata
Accession No.14.40.625 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersRKDimages ID: 35004
The Met object ID: 437390

Oval Portrait of a Woman is a 1633 portrait painting painted by Rembrandt. It shows a woman with a millstone collar and diadem cap. It is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[1]


Several oval portraits of women of 17th-century Amsterdam have survived. Some are pendants and others are individual portraits. This painting has been attributed to Rembrandt since the 19th-century, but the name of the sitter is unknown. This painting came into the collection via the Benjamin Altman bequest.

This painting was documented by Hofstede de Groot in 1914, who wrote; "867. A WOMAN WITH A WHITE CAP AND RUFF. B.-HdG. 561. Half-length, without hands; life size. She is seen almost in full face, looking at the viewer. She is in black. Dark background. The light falls from the left at top. Signed to the left above the shoulder, "Rembrandt f. 1633"; oval oak panel, 26 1/2 inches by 20 inches. In the collection of Prince Radziwill, at the castle of Nieswiz, Lithuania. Sale. Lachnicki, Paris, June 15, 1867. In the Lachnicki collection, Warsaw. In the possession of F. Kleinberger, Paris. In the collection of B. Altman, New York; bequeathed as a whole in 1913 to the Museum. In the Metropolitan Museum, New York."[2]

Other notable oval portraits of women of North Holland from the same period are:


  1. ^ "Portrait of a Woman". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Retrieved 2017-07-28.
  2. ^ 867. Woman with a White Cap and Ruff" in Hofstede de Groot, 1914 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.


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