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Young Lady with Plumed Hat

Ferdinand Bol, Dutch, (June 24, 1616–August 24,1680)

Creation date: 1644
Creation place: Netherlands

Other Information

Type: Etching
Medium and Support: Etching
Credit Line: Gift of George C. Kenney II and Olga Kitsakos-Kenney
Accession Number: 1998.124
Dimensions: 4 in. x 3 in. (10.16 cm x 7.62 cm)


George C. Kenney II, La Jolla, California ( - December 28, 1998)

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (December 28, 1998 - )

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The large beret worn by the woman in this print was not fashionable by the time that Bol captured her image in the 1640s, and it would have seemed to his contemporaries an archaic costume from the previous century. Like many elements in the character studies by Dutch artists of the time, it was simply another studio prop.

The model for the Young Lady is sometimes identified as Saskia, Rembrandt's first wife, whom Bol would have known from his years in Rembrant's studio. The etching is dated 1644, two years after Saskia's premature death, but that fact would hardly rule out the identification of the sitter as Saskia, for Bol on numerous occasions based his etchings on paintings, drawings, and prints that he and/or Rembrandt had created a number of years earlier.
Last Updated: 3/23/2010


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

The Age of Rembrandt: Etchings from Holland's Golden Century San Diego Museum of Art , 10/13/2001 - 1/13/2002

From Rembrandt's Studio: The Prints of Ferdinand Bol , 12/5/2009 - 3/7/2010


This object has the following bibliographic references:

Mr. Steven Kern. The Age of Rembrandt: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2001
Page Number: 14

Mr. Steven Kern. The Age of Rembrandt: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2001
Page Number: 18 no. 8, 25, Figure Number: 8


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