Head of a Girl

Related Artist: Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)

Worcester Art Gallery, Worcester, United States of America

Object details


Head of a Girl

Technique and support

oil on panel


38.4 x 29.5 cm


Related artist

Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)

Most recent published attribution

Jordaens [L.Dresser 1974]

Collection and provenance


Worcester Art Gallery, Worcester, United States of America


Collection Mrs. Canneel, Ghent, 1897-98;
collection Maurice Delacre, Ghent, by 1936;
sale, Christie’s, London, 1 April 1960 (120), as Rubens;
with M. H. Drey Ltd, 32 St. James’s Street, London, as Jordaens, 1962;
from whom acquired by the museum, 11 June 1963.



Ghent, 1897-98, as Rubens;
Hymans 1898, p. 183, as Rubens;
Hymans, 1920, III, p.571, as Rubens;
Paris, 1936, pp.114-14, no.58, as Rubens;
Burchard, 1960, p. 176, as Jordaens;
Art Quarterly, XXVI, 1963, p.485;
Hymans, 1964, p.52, as Rubens;
Worcester Museum 1964b, pp. X, XIV, as Jordaens;
Rich, 1964, s.p., as Jordaens;
Brussels, 1965, pp. 197-98, under no.208, as Rubens;
Ottawa, 1968-69, p. 152, under no. 133, as Jordaens;
Teitz, 1973, no.98, as Jordaens;
Dresser, 1974, pp. 180-83, 573, as Jordaens.

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled


Guild marks

Antwerp brand mark (castle and hands)


E 1861′ in yellow (chalk?)


Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 179
Dated: AD 1418 – 1596
Felled: After AD 1606 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/Baltic states

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 134
Dated: AD 1457 – 1590
Felled: After AD 1600 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/Baltic states

Planks of the same tree

1. and 2. this painting

Date of investigation

01 May 2019

Dendro report no.



Dr. MBA Joost Vander Auwera

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