In his catalogue raisonné of paintings by Van Loo, David Mandrella notes that this painting demonstrates the high level of quality that Van Loo achieved in his portraits in the second half of the 1650s (D. Mandrella, op. cit., p. 178).
Signature: Signed and dated ‘J. van Loo./An: 1657’ (lower left)
W.L. van de Watering, 'On Jacob van Loo's Portrait of a Young Woman,' The Minneapolis Institute of Arts Bulletin, LXIII, p. 41.
D. Mandrella, Jacob van Loo, 1614-1670, Paris, 2011, pp. 178-179, no. P102.
PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
E.P. Cremer, Middelburg; (†), J.C. Gaal, Middelburg, 17 May 1847, lot 55 (10 guilders, to Smart).
Edward Smart, London; (†), Foster and Son, London, 17 April 1850, lot 434.
William Henry Grenfell, first Baron of Desborough, London.
J.W. Benson, Keverstone Court, Bournemouth; (†), Christie's, London, 5 July 1937, lot 91 (54 gns. to Frost & Reed).
with Frost & Reed, London, 1937.
Madame Cornelis J. Sullivan, New York; (†), Parke-Bernet, New York, 6-7 December 1939, lot 193.