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Jan de Bray trained with his father Salomon, and began working as an independent portrait painter in 1650. He later became a leading light in the painters' guild in his native Haarlem, where he lived for much of his life. Over half of his output consisted of individual portraits, and he developed great skill in evoking the presence of his sitters. Despite the severity of her garments and the simplicity of the bust-length format, this elderly lady is portrayed very sympathetically.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
oil on panel
H 44.4 x W 36.8 cm
bequeathed by F. P. M. Schiller, 1946