|Artist||Pierre Dupin after Theodor Matham after Anna Maria van Schurman|
|Published||[Michel Odieuvre, c.1720-56, but later impression]|
|Dimensions||Image 121 x 94 mm, Plate 143 x 102 mm, Sheet 154 x 116 mm|
Three-quarter length portrait of Anna Maria van Schurman, turned to her right, but looking towards the viewer. She wears an embellished dress with a lace collar, a pearl necklace and bracelet, and her curly hair at shoulder length. Her left hand rests upon a table, with books, paper, and writing implements beside. Curtains frame the figure, and the window set to the right of the composition reveals a view of Utrecht.
Two lines of French inscription give details on Schurman's birth and death.
Anna Maria van Schurman (1607–1678) was a German-born Dutch scholar, author, painter, engraver, and poet, and was the first woman to attend university in Holland. She worked in most art forms, having studied engraving under Magdalena de Passe, and being the first artist to be recorded as using pastels for portraits. In later life, she withdrew into religious seclusion.
Pierre Dupin (c.1690 - c.1751) was a French engraver.
Theodor Matham (1605/6 - 1676) was a Dutch engraver and publisher.
Hollstein 134 (Matham), van Someren 5018, Le Blanc undescribed
Condition: Overall time toning and foxing to sheet.