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Item Details
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Culture
Flanders, 16th century
Title
Portrait of Machtelt Suijs
Work Type
Painting
Date
c. 1540-1545
Material
oil on wood
Measurements
Framed: 107 x 97 x 8 cm (42 1/8 x 38 3/16 x 3 1/8 in.); Unframed: 85 x 74 cm (33 7/16 x 29 1/8 in.)
Description
Heemskerck lived in Rome for four years (1532-36) and was deeply affected by the city's art and antiquities. Here, the half-length, seated figure, the tense yet elegant hands, and even the grotesque classical mask reflect the impact of that experience, while the love of meticulously represented textures is traditionally associated with northern European art. Machtelt Suijs married Dirick van Teijlingen in 1535 and lived in Alkmaar (the Netherlands), where Heemskerck must have painted her. The coat-of-arms that hangs from the mask combines family emblems, indicating that her portrait must have been accompanied by one (now lost) of her husband.
note on cradle appears on a notation in chalk (originally) slightly scratched faintly letters " Mr A.M.C [?] or K [?] Reyve"
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: P - Netherlandish-Flemish
Department: European Painting and Sculpture
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the applicable Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1987.136_full.tif
SSID
24619115

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