George van der Mijn

Portrait of Elisabeth Troost (1730-1790)

730 voorzijde
730 detail signatuur en datering
730 achterzijde
730 ingelijst
730 voorzijde
730 voorzijde

George van der Mijn
Portrait of Elisabeth Troost (1730-1790)

1758 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.

Technical details
730 voorzijde

George van der Mijn
Portrait of Elisabeth Troost (1730-1790)

1758 Not on view

Acquired with the support of private individuals, 1910
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Details

General information
George van der Mijn (London 1726/1727 - 1763 Amsterdam)
Portrait of Elisabeth Troost (1730-1790)
1758
painting
730
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
45.7 x 54.7 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: G. van der Mijn. 1748
4 en 8 zijn niet eigenhandig

Provenance

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