Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of a lady thought to be Madame Hortensia 1660s

Jacob Ferdinand Voet 

Portrait of a lady thought to be Madame Hortensia, Jacob Ferdinand Voet
Oil on canvas
17th Century
30 x 25 inches 76.2 x 63.5 cm
Voet was born in Antwerp but moved to Rome as a young child, where he resided until about 1670. Later he travelled around Italy, achieving notable success in Turin and eventually made his way to Paris where he was patronised by the French Court.
Voet's reputation rests upon his accomplishments as a portrait painter. His most successful paintings are often of women and children on a small and intimate scale. Voet died in Paris in 1700.
Museums where examples of his work may be found include: Berlin, Budapest and Florence
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