THOMAS CAMPION 1613 or 1614

Lift up to haev’n sad wretch thy heavy sprite - Tineke Mulder - Anneleen Bijnen - John van Halteren - Harry Teeuwen & Hans Meijer-lute

The young sitter is assumed to be Maria Trip, the daughter of a wealthy Amsterdam merchant. She displays her wealth with pride. Her dress is trimmed with white linen so fine it is almost transparent. She sports a fortune in pearls, and in her left hand she casually holds the knobbed handle of a folding fan. In 1639 this was still a rare and costly accessory.