Portrait of a Man in a Quilted Gown

The elegant sitter of this portrait is unknown. The statue in the background appears to be based on the so-called 'Farnese Flora' (Naples, Museo Nazionale), but the pose is reversed. The statue was presumably known to van der Werff from an engraving.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1659 - 1722
Full title
Portrait of a Man in a Quilted Gown
Date made
1685
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
47.3 x 38.3 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by Sir Edward Malet, 1898
Inventory number
NG1660
Location in Gallery