Young Woman Praying
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This small-format portrait depicts a young woman praying. She is dressed in a matte black dress with a white collar and cuffs. A gold-embroidered belt is seen around her waist, from which a red coral necklace hangs. The red necklace is most likely a rosary used for private prayer. She wears two gold rings decorated with precious stones on her left hand. This detail emphasises her wealthy status. The woman is depicted against a landscape with a tall building resembling a tower in its silhouette. Perhaps this is a symbolic representation of the City of God. The name of the artist and the person portrayed remain to be discovered. It is difficult to say exactly where the painting was created, but it is assumed that the artist may have come from the south of the Netherlands.