Portrait of Maria van Strijp
Verspronck painted not only Maria van Strijp and her husband, but also her mother and her brother-in-law. He usually portrayed his patrons standing. In this case, however, Maria sits sideways on a chair with its back to the viewer. He borrowed this playful device from portraits by Frans Hals....
Oil on panel
97.0 x 75.0cm
Image and text courtesy of Rijksmuseum, 2019
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