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Portrait of an Unknown Lady

Photo credit: Victoria Art Gallery

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Pieter van der Werff was a Dutch painter. His elder brother Adriaen van der Werff was an extremely successful and highly paid artist, working for kings and princes. For many years, Pieter simply made copies of his brother’s paintings but in later life he established himself as a painter in his own right.

The sitters are clearly wealthy, wearing lace, silk and velvet, but their identity is unknown.

Victoria Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 46.7 x W 40.6 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1945.27

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs M. W. Williams, 1945

Work type



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