"Portrait Of A Woman, By Emmanuel Adrianus Henricus Van Der Ven (1821-1883)"Emmanuel Adrianus Henricus van der Ven (1821-1883) Portrait of a woman in a black dress and lace holding a book in her hands. Oil on canvas signed on the right in the middle on the stone. Dimension: 99 x 87 cm Dimension with wooden frame: 109 x 97 cm (frame in poor condition, see photo) Condition: The general condition of the painting is good but note some restorations, traces of varnish visible above the head, and small traces of rubbing down in the dress, all visible in the photos. On the back of the canvas is indicated that the painting was restored in 1944 by a certain CB Van Bohemen in Gravenhage which is the Dutch name for the city of The Hague. Emmanuel Adrianus Henricus van der Ven is a famous painter of the 19th century, he will be recognized in particular for his portraits, he will do a lot of naval officer. He will be a student at the school of fine arts in Antwerp and subsequently a professor at the royal drawing school in The Hague. His portraits are recognized in particular by cloudy skies often very covered but revealing a slight shade of blue as is the case here. In view of the imposing format of this portrait, the delicacy of the lines, the jewelry worn by this woman can easily be thought that she is part of the good Dutch society of the XIXth century see that more precise of the Hague.