Portrait of a Young Woman as Flora by Paulus Moreelse
Portrait of a Young Woman as Flora by Paulus Moreelse

Portrait of a Young Woman as Flora

Portrait of a Young Woman as Flora c1633 by Dutch Golden Age [1575 – 1675] Painter Paulus Moreelse (1571 – 1638); a portraitist and architect of the late 16th and early 17th century.

This is a wonderful Dutch Golden Age painting of an alluring young lady posing as the Roman Goddess of Flowers and of the season of Spring, known as Flora.

She is in an early 17th century outfit that comprises a large brimmed deep gold colored hat with an inner silk or satin light blue lining that has a pink rose attached to the inner brim that is folded upwards.

Beneath her hat is a shear light blue kerchief that is flowing down her back on her right side and over her right shoulder, with her left hand holding a bunched up portion of the kerchief up near her right shoulder.

Her clothing comprises a white deep-V blouse over which she has a gold colored scarf that has a pink rose pinned to it; and over her white blouse she is wearing a silk or satin blue dress that has slits on the top of the sleeves.

In her right hand, which is lifted up to the height of her torso she has a wreath that seems to be comprised of pine leaves and additional flowers of white, red, blue and violet colors.

Photo Restoration Video Of Portrait of a Young Woman as Flora

Photo Restoration Video Of Portrait of a Young Woman as Flora

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

Paulus Moreelse was a well known portrait painter who was born and lived most of his life in Ultrecht, Netherlands, receiving commissions across the Dutch Republic for his portraits as well as for creating historical paintings in the Mannerist style, and pastoral scenes of herds, shepherds and shepherdesses; which made him one of the few Dutch painters to paint such scenes.

He was also an archictect (building Utrecht’s Catharijnepoort in 1626; that was demolished 224 years later), and possibly of the Vleeshuis on Voorstraat; a teacher and an important member of the town council, also one of the founders of the St. Lucasgilde (painters guild) in 1611.

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