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THE PAINTING PORTRAIT OF MARIA VAN STRIJP - 1652
Original: oil on panel 75 x 97 cm, wxh
This painting depicts the portrait of Maria van Strijp, the wife of the wealthy fabric merchant Eduard Wallis. She was born in Haarlem on 05 December 1627 as the daughter of Ariana Croes. She married Eduard on 09 April 1647 and died in Haarlem on 18 April 1707. The painting is the counterpart to the portrait of Edward Wallis and was commissioned by the couple from Johannes.
Mary sits sideways on a red chair, which was often used by Frans Hals and is copied here by Johannes, and looks to the left. This is unusual, because Johannes usually had his subjects stand.
Maria van Strijp is dressed in a black gown with large cuffs and a collar, with fine lace at the edges, underneath a green underskirt. On her lap, she holds a fan in her right hand. Her blonde hair is covered by a pearl-studded cap and she is wearing beautiful jewellery.
Read more about the life and work of Joannes Cornelisz. Verspronck on his painting page.