George van der Mijn Portrait of Elisabeth Troost (1730-1790)
Not on view
Elisabeth Troost was the daughter of the painter Cornelis Troost. At the age of 28, she married Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, with whom she had been acquainted for years, as he was a collector of her father’s work.
The bride and groom had their portraits painted by Van der Mijn, who portrayed Elisabeth in a household setting at the tea table. The Chinese porcelain, satin fabrics and ermine emphasise her refined taste and high position in the Amsterdam bourgeoisie.
George van der Mijn (London 1726/1727 - 1763 Amsterdam)
Portrait of Elisabeth Troost (1730-1790)
Material and technical details
45.7 x 54.7 cm
Signed and dated
linksonder: G. van der Mijn. 1748 4 en 8 zijn niet eigenhandig
Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Amsterdam, until 1798; Margaretha Sonmans, Moordrecht, 1798-1822; (?) Meinouda Engelberts, The Hague, 1822-1832; sale London, Christie’s, 9 May 1910, lot 115; purchased with the support of private individuals, 1910