|Title||Portrait of a Girl Aged 16|
|Collection||Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle|
|Artist||Attributed to after Regnier, Nicolas (Flemish painter, ca.1590-1667)|
This work might be a copy of a portrait by Nicolas Regnier, who probably painted this young woman in Venice, where he settled in 1625. The unknown sitter was sixteen at the time. She wears a fine lace-edged collar over her dark dress.
After being strongly influenced by Caravaggism in his early career, Regnier adopted a brighter and more colourful style during his years in Venice, when portraits like this one became his speciality.
|Current Accession Number||B.M.181|
|Former Accession Number||No. 6|
|Inscription||front ul 'AETATIS SUAE 16'; front ur '4 NOVEMBRIS 1633'|
|Measurements||38.7 x 31.9 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by the founders John and Joséphine Bowes 1885.|
|Provenance||Purchased by John and Joséphine Bowes from Benjamin Gogué, Paris, 1861, 60 francs.|
|Notes||Inscribed on the reverse in ink: 'Regnier'.|
|Rights Owner||The Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham|
|Author||Dr Mercedes Cerón; Dr Howard Coutts|