Attributed to Hendrick Cornelisz van der Vliet (Dutch, 1611-1675)
Portrait of a Woman in a White Ruff
Signed or inscribed indistinctly l.l.
Oil on cradled panel, 39 x 28 5/8 in. (99.0 x 72.8 cm), framed.
Condition: Retouch and old restoration, vertical cracks to panel, possible skinning, fine craquelure, mild surface grime.
Provenance: Private Hingham, Massachusetts, collection, by family descent.
N.B. An appraisal of the painting that accompanies the lot states that the painting is inscribed, dated, and signed "Etaris [sic] 56 an 1639/H. van der Vliet" l.l. However, this inscription is not currently legible. There is also a suggestion of a signature on the edge of the sitter's bonnet, perhaps "Wliet," probably added at a later date.