Portrait of a Woman

The sitter, who carries a small dog under her arm, is unidentified. She is probably from Antwerp in the Low Countries (modern Belgium) where the artist painted many similar portraits of women.

The small size of the portrait and the three-quarter-length format are characteristic of the artist's work. The depiction of the expression of the face is particularly sympathetic.

Key facts

Artist dates
1527/8 - after 1566?
Full title
Portrait of a Woman
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on oak
22.8 × 17.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs D.E. Knollys, 1934
Inventory number
Location in Gallery