Bartholomäus Bruyn (I): Portrait of Elisabeth Bellinghausen (1538-1539)

(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

A painting by the German artist Bartholomäus Bruyn the Elder (1493-1555). The depicted woman is Elisabeth Bellinghausen (1493-1555), daughter of Professor Peter Bellinghausen, chancelor of Cologne, and wife of Jakob Omphal (1500-1567, a jurist and also a chancellor of Cologne, his portrait was the pendant of this painting). The flower she is holding in her hand is Bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara). Painting from 1538-1539.

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