Portrait of A Young Lady (1846). Barend Cornelis Koekkoek (Dutch, 1803-1862). Oil on canvas laid down on board.
In 1833 Koekkoek had married the artist Elise Therese Daiwaille (1814-1881) and no doubt was influenced by the fine techniques of portaiture that Daiwaille displayed. This work shows that Koekkoek had studied his sitter as well as he would study his landscapes, portraying the lady at peace with book in hand in the surrounding garden.