Vorlesung aus Goethes “Werther” = A Reading from Goethe’s “Werther” Wilhelm Amberg (German; 1822¬–1899) 1870 Oil on canvas Nationalgalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany | photo: Reinhard Saczewski
Dutch painter (b. 1615, Kleve, d. 1660, Amsterdam)
Portrait of Margaretha Tulp
Oil on canvas, 138 x 104 cm
Staatliche Museen, Kassel
Incidental features in the painting identify this young woman as Margaretha Tulp. The pearls other jewelry and on her dress - a pearl being margarita in Latin - refer to her forename, and the tulip in the background to her surname, Tulp. Margaretha Tulp (1632-1709) was the daughter of Nicolaus Tulp, the famous Amsterdam physician and surgeon.