LEYSTER, Judith Jansdr


LEYSTER, Judith Jansdr
(1609–1660)
   Painter. Leyster lived in the city of Haarlem, where she married her colleague Jan Miense Molenaer (c. 1610–1668) in 1636. She was a disciple of Frans Hals, and she painted in his style. Her work consists of portraits, still lifes, and genre paintings. Her famous self-portrait is now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Historical Dictionary of the Netherlands. . 2012.