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Caspar Netscher: 'Portrait of a Lady'

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

The identity of this sitter is unknown. She is seated in a garden in front of a fountain in the shape of a putto holding up a ewer. The orange blossom in her hand refers to her allegiance to the House of Orange and the bas-relief of embracing cupids suggests that this is a marriage portrait.

This is a characteristic example of Netscher's many small-scale portraits painted in The Hague in the 1670s and early 1680s.

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