Woman at a Window

The provocative character of her dress and her sly look out of the window suggest that the subject is a prostitute, but not necessarily the portrait of a specific individual. The painting is likely to date from the second or third decade of the 16th century.

In the past this painting has been attributed to Pordenone. The costume is comparable to that in other Italian works of about 1515.

Key facts

Full title
Woman at a Window
Date made
probably 1510-30
Medium and support
Oil on wood
51.4 x 41.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1855
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Further information

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