Portrait of Elisabeth Bas

Portrait of Elisabeth Bas is a portrait by Ferdinand Bol of the Dutch businesswoman Elisabeth Bas, commissioned by her grand-daughter Maria Rey. It is now in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, where it is known as Elisabeth Bas and attributed to Ferdinand Bol (1616 - 1680), though the identity of the sitter is held to be in doubt by the Rijksmuseum. Until 1911 it was thought to be by Rembrandt, but that year the Rembrandt expert Abraham Bredius re-attributed it to Bol. Such a re-attribution was hotly contested by the collector and art historian Cornelis Hofstede de Groot (1836-1930), but is now accepted. A brand of cigars was named after this painting in the 20th century, produced at a factory at Boxtel and using the painting as a logo, and their bands and the boxes for cigars of this brand are still collectors' items.

Portrait of an Old Lady, Possibly Elisabeth Bas
Portret van een oude dame, mogelijk Elisabeth Bas Rijksmuseum SK-A-714.jpeg
ArtistFerdinand Bol Edit this on Wikidata
Year1640s
Mediumcanvas, oil paint
Dimensions118 cm (46 in) × 91.5 cm (36.0 in)
LocationRijksmuseum, Netherlands Edit this at Wikidata
OwnerJacobus Salomon Hendrik van de Poll Edit this on Wikidata
Accession No.SK-A-714 Edit this on Wikidata
IdentifiersRKDimages ID: 1882