Era careca ou rapava o cabelo ao meio?
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
Dear Zé, Thank you for your question. We don't think the woman was bald or had a shaved head. Her hairline probably starts a bit higher, and because of the way the hair is styled (forward on both sides), it might look a bit odd.
Kruseman was the leading society painter of the Dutch Romantic period. The ladies he portrayed belonged to the rich classes who were able to follow the Parisian fashions. He painted their fashionable hairstyles, hats, shawls and accessories in minute detail. Though this seems almost mocking now, it certainly wasn't at the time.
|Title||Portrait of a Lady|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
|Location||This object is on view in room 16|
Width : 78,7 cm
Height : 65,8 cm
Painter: Jan Adam Kruseman
|Accession number||1426 (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: H.W Twiss, P.M. Twiss-Martini Buys 1935|
|Age maker||About 25 years old|
|Exhibitions|| The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
|Material||Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the maker
Jan Adam Kruseman
Haarlem 1804 - Haarlem 1862
Jan Adam Kruseman enrolled at the Drawing Academy when he was 15 years old and received lessons there from his cousin Cornelis Kruseman. Between 1822 and 1824, ..