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CORNELIS DE VOS

Portrait of Susanna de Vos

1627

Oil on oakwood
Inv. No. 763

80 × 55.8 cm

zur  Biographie

This charming portrait shows Susanna de Vos, the painter’s little girl, who was baptized in Antwerp on 24 September 1626. As revealed by the inscription on the right side of her chair, Susanna’s likeness was painted by her father in 1627, when she was fifteen months of age. Dressed like a miniature adult in her Sunday best, to which a long apron has been added, the toddler reaches for the sweetmeats spread out before her on the chair. It was precisely in the 1620s that Cornelis de Vos – who was repeatedly called upon by Rubens for help with major commissions – came to specialize in the painting of children’s portraits for the private use of a bourgeois clientele.

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