The rich costume of this unidentified sitter would suggest that she came from a wealthy and possibly aristocratic family; a Habsburg identification has been proposed. It is likely that this bust-length portrait has been cut from a larger work.

The style of the clothes suggests a date of about 1545-50.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1504/5 - 1567
Full title
Portrait of a Girl
Date made
about 1545-50
Medium and support
Oil on wood
Dimensions
28.9 x 21.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by The Art Fund, 1926
Inventory number
NG4206
Location in Gallery