The young woman wears a richly embroidered, fur-trimmed dress typical of southern Germany. The coats of arms at the upper right corner, which were revealed when the painting was cleaned in 1968, identify the sitter as Susanna Stefan (died 1594), wife of Wolff Furter (1538? - 1594) of Nuremberg. Her glance suggests that a companion portrait of her husband may once have existed.
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN