Woman with a Pink

Artist: Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch, Leiden 1606–1669 Amsterdam)

Date: early 1660s

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 36 1/4 x 29 3/8 in. (92.1 x 74.6 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913

Accession Number: 14.40.622


Wearing a romantically outdated costume and exotic jewelry, the woman holds a pink, or carnation, symbol of love and marriage. If the sitter in the pendant portrait, Man with a Magnifying Glass (14.40.621) is Pieter Haringh, then the modestly smiling woman is his wife, Elizabeth Delft (ca. 1620–1679). About a decade earlier the same couple, in conventional attire, was portrayed by Rembrandt's former pupil Jan Victors (1619–after January 1676).