Portrait of Ana Lucrecia Ortt

size(cm): 50x40
Sale price£152 GBP


The painting Portrait of Anna Lucretia Ortt, made by the Dutch artist Arnold Boonen, is a work that stands out for its elegance and sophistication. The portrait, original size 95 x 80 cm, shows a young woman in a dark blue silk dress and a white fur cape, seated on a carved wooden chair.

Boonen's artistic style is characterized by a highly detailed and precise technique, which can be seen in the way he has rendered the details of the model's dress and cape. Likewise, the composition is very balanced, with the model in the center of the image and surrounded by decorative elements such as a red velvet curtain and a landscape in the window behind her.

Color is another important element in this work, since Boonen has used a palette of soft and delicate tones that create an atmosphere of tranquility and serenity. The dark blue of the dress contrasts with the model's white skin and light background, which highlights her figure and makes her stand out in the image.

The history of the painting is also interesting as it is known that Anna Lucretia Ortt was a wealthy woman of the time and that she posed for various renowned artists. Boonen is believed to have made this portrait towards the end of his career, by which time he had already achieved great fame and recognition.

A little-known aspect of this work is that, in the lower right part of the painting, you can see a small signature of the artist and the date of completion (1730). This signature is very subtle and barely visible, suggesting that Boonen did not want his name to be the center of attention in the work.

In summary, Portrait of Anna Lucretia Ortt is a painting that stands out for its elegance, sophistication and precise technique. The balanced composition, the use of soft colors and the history of the sitter make this work an interesting and valuable piece of Dutch art history.

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