Portrait of Anna Maria van Schurman

Anna Maria van Schurman (1607 - 1678), was a Dutch poet and scholar. She was born in Cologne, but early in life moved to Utrecht and died in Wierwerd. She was celebrated during her lifetime for her learning and accomplishments and she also drew, etched, and engraved on glass.

She is identified by the inscription and this is confirmed by comparison with other portraits of her such as the self portrait in pastel (Franeker, Museum).

Key facts

Artist dates
1607 - 1674
Full title
Portrait of Anna Maria van Schurman
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
87 x 68.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated and inscribed
Acquisition credit
Presented by the Trustees of the British Museum, 1880
Inventory number
Location in Gallery