Portrait of a Woman, facing left
On loan from a private collection

The painter of this unusual portrait clearly shared Rembrandt’s fascination with the characterful features of old age. The woman’s time-weathered face, and even the growth over her left eye, are recorded with precision and unsparing realism.

Several paintings by the same hand are signed with the initials ‘I. S.’, but no further identification has been made.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active 1633 - 1658
Full title
Portrait of a Woman, facing left
Date made
mid-17th century
Medium and support
Oil on canvas laid on wood
Dimensions
34 x 27 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from a private collection
Inventory number
L1124
Location in Gallery