Nothing is known of the identity of this elegantly dressed sitter.

Van der Helst was one of the most successful portrait painters in Amsterdam from the mid-1640s onwards. His Flemish-influenced style and careful depiction of fabrics brought him many commissions for single and family portraits, as well as for guild and militia group portraits.

Key facts

Artist dates
1613 - 1670
Full title
Portrait of a Lady in Black Satin with a Fan
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
104.6 x 76 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1904
Inventory number
Location in Gallery