Jan van Bijlert

(1598 – Utrecht – 1671)


A fortune teller

Oil on panel, 55 x 45 cm

After 1650

An old woman is shown at a balustrade in front of a landscape. She wears a turban and a precious mantle with a fur collar. Her hand gesture seems to indicate that she is making a prophecy.

Fred G. Meijer, Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, Den Haag, and Dr. Paul Janssen, Noordbrabants Museum, ‘S-Hertogenbosch, attribute the present painting to Jan van Bijlert.  Dr. Janssen describes the painting as a characteristic work by Jan van Bijlert.

Jan van Bijlert was one of the most influential and famous painters of the so-called Utrecht Caravaggism.


Price: 12.000 €