Pieter van Coninxloo was one of a family of painters and was active in Brussels from 1479. Between 1481 and his death in 1513 he worked intermittently for the Burgundian court. In 1505 he made a portrait of Margaret of Austria for Philip the Handsome which was sent to Henry VII of England and which has been identified as a picture now at Windsor Castle. In 1513 he was paid for portraits of the future Emperor Charles V and his three eldest sisters. Versions of portraits of the sisters in Munich, Vienna and elsewhere may depend upon originals by Pieter van Coninxloo.