Portrait of a Lady in Black Satin with a Fan

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
Artist dates
1613 - 1670
Full title
Portrait of a Lady in Black Satin with a Fan
Date made
1644
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
104.6 x 76 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1904
Inventory number
NG1937
Location in Gallery