Anna van Spangen, Wife of Adriaen van der Goes

The arms show the sitter to be Anna van Spangen, who married Adriaen van der Goes, Lord Advocate of Holland (1505 - 1560); she died in 1548.

An engraving of her husband exists, which (if reversed) may record the pendant to the work; it is dated 1543.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
active about 1511; died 1541/2
Full title
Anna van Spangen, Wife of Adriaen van der Goes
Date made
1543
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
46.5 × 41.2 cm
Inscription summary
Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Miss Martha Brown, 1897
Inventory number
NG1652
Location in Gallery