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Title Spanish Lady
Collection Alfred East Gallery, Kettering
Artist Portielje, Jan Frederick Pieter (Dutch painter, 1829-1895)
Date Earliest about 1850
Date Latest 1895
Signed yes
Description This half-length portrait of a young woman is signed by the Dutch painter Jan Portielje. The woman wears gypsy-style clothing including a decorative head scarf, fringed shawl and jewellery. Her ringed finger denotes her marital status and this portrait may have been painted to commemorate her marriage. Her costume reflects the taste in mid-nineteenth-century Europe for images of women in exotic garb. Portielje painted a number of portraits in this fashion for Dutch and American clients.
Current Accession Number KETTKM:142
Inscription front ur 'Portielje [...]'
Subject figure
Measurements 70.0 x 55 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mrs J. Linnell 1951.
Rights Owner Alfred East Gallery
Author Dr Angela Smith



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