Elisabeth or Cornelia Vekemans - Cornelis de Vos - circa 1625
Elisabeth or Cornelia Vekemans - Cornelis de Vos - circa 1625
Elisabeth or Cornelia Vekemans - Cornelis de Vos - circa 1625
Elisabeth or Cornelia Vekemans - Cornelis de Vos - circa 1625
Elisabeth or Cornelia Vekemans - Cornelis de Vos - circa 1625

Elisabeth or Cornelia Vekemans

Artist: 
Cornelis de Vos
Dated: 
circa 1625
Material : 
oil on panel
Dimensions: 
93.4 cm x 123.0 cm
Inventory number: 
MMB.0071
Museum:
Museum Mayer van den Bergh Antwerp
Subcategory:
17th century Portraits
Type:
Painting

The portrait of Elisabeth (or Cornelia) – life-sized and full-length which was exceptional at this time – is incomplete, as can be seen from the unfinished background and the rather nonchalantly painted dress. This may be due to the premature death of Joris Vekemans in January 1625. Elisabeth herself died at the age of eleven, in 1628. Her attractive girl’s face, proud and bashful at the same time, is perfectly captured.