Dutch school of the seventeenth century, Jan Cornelisz workshop. Verspronck (born in 1600 in Haarlem - June 30, 1662 in Haarlem)
Portrait of a young woman portrayed in bust on landscape background, before a parapet.
Oil on canvas 92 cm by 70 cm, beautiful frame wooden moldings and gilt (seventeenth century) of 114 cm by 90 cm.
In the tradition of Dutch portrait of a young woman wearing clothes in the first third of the seventeenth century fashion, black dress, large flat collar starched cotton sleeves knotted ribbons nodes.
January Cornelisz. Verspronck
Son and pupil of Cornelis Engelsz Verspronck he worked in the studio of Frans Hals in Haarlem. Join the Guild of St. Luke in the city in 1632, he painted exclusively portraits, which quickly disengaged themselves from the influence of his teacher and even opposed it by wisdom and refinement of execution, a exquisite choice for fine and light shades - including gray and blond - and monochrome fund of transparency. At the finesse of psychological analysis, he can join a softness in the modeling, fine and precise execution and flexibility in writing. His masterpieces include the Girl in blue, with the exceptional agreement blond and blue (1641, Rijksmuseum), Dr. Akersloot (1655, Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum), the Young Boy (1634, museum of Lille), Agatha Van Schoonhoven (1641, Louvre) and the Regents of tables (good examples to Frans Hals museum in Haarlem). With Jan de Bray, and after Frans Hals, Verspronck was one of the best representatives of the school harlémoise portrait.