Detail: Elisabeth's hat

Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678)

After the “Date Night” on Friday, you will now find a “Detail Date” on Thursday. The looks of our portrayed tell a lot, but their accessories and inscriptions sometimes even more. 
Every week, we will give you a detail to look at and ask for an answer.


Jacob Jordaens' daughter, Elisabeth, is wearing an impressive hat. Do you know which feather Jordaens painted on her hat? 

  • A peacock feather
  • A stork feather
  • An ostrich feather

What do you think? 
Need a hint? Feel free to consult the downloadable visitor guide.

For those of you who can't get enough and already want to experience the story of the history of portraiture, there is an exhibition catalogue available which can be sent to your home (for a fee).


Meet the previous dates again here: