Hendrickje Stoffels in a White Cloak

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The original portrait of Hendrickje Stoffels (d.1663) was painted by Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669). Stoffels was part of Rembrandt's household, initially as housekeeper and nurse to his son Titus, later she became Rembrandt's mistress. This copy which is undated was painted by the Irish artist James Barry who painted ‘The Progress of Human Knowledge and Culture’ for the Society’s Great Room.

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Hendrickje Stoffels in a White Cloak


oil on canvas


H 73 x W 58 cm

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acquired by the Royal Society of Arts, before 1862

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JAMES BARRY (1741-1806) “THE GREAT HISTORICAL PAINTER” October 22 2005-March 4 2005 B171 Copy of Rembrandt’s Hendrickje Stoffels in a White Cloak (no date) oil on canvas 76 x 61cm Royal Society of Arts Crawford Municipal art Gallery Emmet Place I Cork I Ireland


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