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Maker Once Known; Cuyp, Aelbert (follower of)
Portrait of a Young Girl Portrait of a Young Girl
Before 1640 Before 1640

A young girl, shown in a three-quarter view, looks up toward the viewer. Her eyes are calm and mildly inquiring, and the slight smile engaging her full lips conveys a sense of security and contentment. The artist has skillfully captured his young sitter’s innocence, with all its attendant charm. The warmth and informality with which the subject is presented – not conventional for portraits – may be the result of a close relationship between subject and artist. It seems possible that the artist was portraying a family member, and not the child of a paying patron.

 
Maker Once Known; Cuyp, Aelbert (follower of)
Dordrecht, Netherlands 1620-Dordrecht, Netherlands 1691 Dordrecht, Netherlands 1620-Dordrecht, Netherlands 1691
Portrait of a Young Girl Portrait of a Young Girl
Before 1640 Before 1640
Oil on panel Oil on panel
36.9 x 28.2 cm
Gift of Isabel Bader, 2019 Gift of Isabel Bader, 2019
62-017.05

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