Acquired as a portrait of Isotta da Rimini by Piero della Francesca, the painting is more probably by a Florentine artist and the sitter is unknown. The profile view emphasises the woman's high forehead, a fashionable convention achieved by shaving or plucking.

Key facts

Artist
Full title
Portrait of a Lady in Red
Date made
probably 1460-70
Medium and support
Oil and tempera on wood
Dimensions
42 x 29 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
NG585
Location in Gallery