The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 19, 2024

Portrait of a Woman with a Dog

Portrait of a Woman with a Dog

c. 1635
(Dutch, c. 1585–1657)
Framed: 77 x 67 x 7 cm (30 5/16 x 26 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.); Unframed: 41.8 x 32 cm (16 7/16 x 12 5/8 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

The wooden box on the floor would have held a dish of glowing coals: an early space heater!


The unidentified sitter wears rich black fabric and a brown fur stole, a sheer white linen cap covers her head, an elaborate starched ruff rings her neck, her sleeves finish in punto in aria lace, and a prominent gold ring with a jewel appears on her right hand. The composition, weighted heavily to the right, implies a pendant portrait, yet to identified, probably depicting her husband.
  • Paul P. Demidoff, second Prince of San Donato, 1839-1885 (Florence, Italy); Jack Partridge (North Edgecomb, Maine), sold to Paul J. Vignos, Jr., 1959; Paul J. Vignos, Jr. (Gates Mills, Ohio), upon his death, held in trust by the estate; Estate of Paul J. Vignos, Jr.
  • {{cite web|title=Portrait of a Woman with a Dog|url=false|author=Hendrik Gerritsz. Pot|year=c. 1635|access-date=19 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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