A Girl With A Basket Of Fruit
A Girl With A Basket Of Fruit by Dutch Golden Age Painter Jan van Noordt (1623 – 1676); a painter of portraits, landscapes, historical, mythological and religious scenes.
This is a wonderful genre portrait of a young woman carrying a large reddish-gold woven basket of fruit, which contains a bundle of recently picked red and white grapes with plants leaves still attached; that she is holding by the front top with her right hand and supporting on the bottom with her left hand.
The portrait is set against a dark grey slate wall with orange spattering, that blends nicely with the orange-tan hat which features a large crown and brim she is wearing that has, that is large enough to have seated around the front perimeter an assortment of flowers and plants, part of which hang off her left side of the hat.
She is also wearing jewelry comprising small gold loop earrings and a gold chain necklace, that is partially covered by the white front open blouse she is wearing on which her long brown is resting on; as well as a burgundy colored vest.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a canvas print online.
Info Below Derived From Wikipedia.org
Jan was born to Sibrand van Noordt a Carillonneur and schoolmaster on 1623 or 1624 in the North Holland town of Schagen; and sometime in the late 1630s, his family moved to Amsterdam.
He had two brothers Jacobus and Anthonie that became prominent organist in Amsterdam, playing for various churches, including the Oude Kerk and the Nieuwezijds Kapel.
Jan artistic training seems to have begon befor 1640, beginning his studies with the Dutch Golden Age Painter Jacob Adriaensz. Backer (1608 – 1651); presenting two known pieces that year titled Jesus and the Samaritan Woman in Middelburg, and David and Bathsheba.
Jan during the 1650s painted popular pastoral scenes as well as portraits, which allowed him to make enough money so that he could focus his attention on creating historical paintings; and during the 1660s received major commissions in Amsterdam from the likes of Jan Jacobsz. Hinlopen and Leonora Huydecoper.