Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
This portrait was formerly thought to represent Queen Henrietta Maria. The sitter was instead the Queen's lady-in-waiting, Olivia Boteler Porter, the wife of Anthony van Dyck's friend and patron Endymion Porter, whom she married in 1619. While in England, Van Dyck painted a number of portraits of different members of the family. The white satin dress with long puffed sleeves was intended as a classicising note of timelessness.
oil on canvas
72.4 x 61 cm
bequeathed by the Founders, 1885
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP EnglandView venue
How you can use this image
© All rights reserved
All images on Art UK are protected by copyright and image permissions vary across the Art UK website. Please check individual artwork pages for information about permitted use.
This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised.
Some images on Art UK are available to purchase as prints and may be available to license for commercial purposes through the Art UK Shop.
For all other types of use please contact the owning collection. Their website may have more information about permitted uses and licensing.