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(Hals: 16688 Pt. of Elizabeth van der Meeren)    2.

"Less Rembrandt-like and broad in treatment, more tenderly soft in shadow, is the probable pendant picture, the incomparably beautiful portrait of a sixty-two year old woman which, only known in the last few years, passed from the possession of the Marquess of Cholmondeley to the firm of M. Knoedler & Co.
"The middle of the picture is occupied with the face of the stern and noble woman with her high-bridged nose, her calm large eyes under the domed forehead, the corners of her mouth slightly drawn down, her cheeks painted with rich deep colors. She wear an old fashioned ruff and under it a braided fur-edged bodice. The pointed faded hands lie clasped on each other and hold a pair of gloves."
REPRODUCED and MENTIONED "Unknown Masterpieces" by Valentiner, 1930
O. M. 50
From the COLLECTION of the Most Hon., the Marquess of Cholmondeley of Cholmondeley Castle, Malpas, Cheshire.
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