Portrait of Catharina Behaghel (details), Jacob Jordaens, 1635
Jordaens portrayed Catharina Behaghel seated before a sumptuous background, which recurs in his portrait of Catharina’s husband, Rogier Le Witer. Like him, she is shown frontally, which was exceptional in 17th-century portraiture. Her clothes, pearls and medallion attest to her wealth.

Felipe V de España, Hyacinthe Rigaud, 1701

Almond Blossom (detail), Vincent Van Gogh, 1890


Portrait of Joseph Roulin, detail (1889)

Vincent van Gogh


The Wyndham Sisters Lady Elcho, Mrs. Adeane, and Mrs. Tennant, detail, by John Singer Sargent.


John Singer Sargent, Mrs Carl Meyer and her Children (detail)


Andries Stilte as a Standard Bearer (detail), Johannes Cornelisz Verspronck, 1640.

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