National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Countess Ebba Sparre Sébastien Bourdon (artist)
French, 1616 - 1671
Countess Ebba Sparre, 1652/1653
oil on canvas
overall: 106.1 x 90.2 cm (41 3/4 x 35 1/2 in.) framed: 139.7 x 123.2 x 12.7 cm (55 x 48 1/2 x 5 in.)
Samuel H. Kress Collection
1952.5.34
Not on View
From the Tour: Seventeenth-Century French Painting
Object 2 of 8

While at Stockholm, Bourdon painted Ebba Sparre (1626-1662), a lady-in-waiting to and intimate companion of Sweden's Queen Christina. The animated portrayal of the countess and the bold lighting derive from portraits by the Flemish master Anthony van Dyck.

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