The costume suggests a date after 1460, perhaps around 1466. It also suggests that the sitter is a gentlewoman, rather than a member of the nobility.

'Portrait of a Lady' has a painting of Christ crowned with thorns on the reverse of the panel.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
about 1399 - 1464
Full title
Portrait of a Lady
Date made
about 1460
Medium and support
Oil with egg tempera on oak
Dimensions
37 x 27.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Mrs Lyne Stephens, 1895
Inventory number
NG1433
Location in Gallery