Portrait of a Noble Lady in Widow's Weeds

Unknown Flemish, Belgian


about 1660

Oil on canvas

Overall: 44 1/2 × 34 in. (113.1 × 86.4 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Albert Gallatin Hoit, Class of 1829



Place Made: Belgium, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed on frame: A LADY 116; No. 36/56

Exhibition History

In Pursuit of Attribution: A New Look at the College Collection, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 17-October 23, 1977.

Permanent Collection, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 28, 1977-July 9, 1978.

Publication History

Catalogue of Portraits, and other works of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1932, p. 25, no. 94.

George Hill Evans, Catalogue of Portraits and other works of art in the gallery of Dartmouth College, Hanover: Dartmouth College, 1901, p. 33, no. 116.

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, p.6, ill., fig. 8.


Collection of Cardinal Joseph Fesch (1763-1839) (Napoleon Bonaparte's uncle and liason to the Pope), Palazzo Falconieri, Rome, Italy; purchased by Albert Gallatin Hoit (1809-1856, Class of 1829) from the Cardinal's estate sale (no. 157) in Rome, about 1841; given to present collection, 1842.

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