Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder

Portrait of Elisabeth Bellinghausen (c.1520- after 1570)

889 voorzijde
889 achterzijde
889 voorzijde
889 voorzijde

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder
Portrait of Elisabeth Bellinghausen (c.1520- after 1570)

1538-1539 On view in Room 7

This small painting is half of a diptych made by Bartholomäus Bruyn for the Cologne couple Elisabeth Bellinghausen and Jacobus Omphalius. They probably commissioned the diptych on the occasion of their engagement. Elisabeth is holding a sprig of bittersweet, which was the attribute of unmarried couples in Cologne portraits. Elisabeth’s braids also refer to the engagement period, as married women wore their braids under their cap.

Technical details
889 voorzijde

Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder
Portrait of Elisabeth Bellinghausen (c.1520- after 1570)

1538-1539 On view in Room 7

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Details

General information
Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder (Wesel 1493 - 1555 Cologne)
Portrait of Elisabeth Bellinghausen (c.1520- after 1570)
1538-1539
painting
889
Room 7
Material and technical details
oil
panel
24 x 34.5 cm

Provenance

Bequest of Cornelis Hoogendijk to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (inv. no. SK-A-2559), 1912; on long-term loan from the Rijksmuseum, since 1951