GUESS WHO: Portrait of Susanna Cock, the Painter’s Wife

c.1621-1624
Cornelis De Vos (1584-1651)

Today we play "Guess who?" Our portraits have a lot to tell about themselves, but is it enough for you to recognize them?

Who is this lady? The painter, Cornelis De Vos, seems to have known her quite well…

  • This is a portrait of his wife
  • The lady is the wife of Frans Snijders, his brother-in-law
  • She is the owner of a famous lace shop on the Meirbrug in Antwerp

Need help? 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).