A Woman with Prayer Beads

The sitter has not been identified but her clothing suggests a date in the 1540s. The portrait may have been painted in Antwerp or elsewhere in the Netherlands. The background would have been originally bright green.

 

Key facts

Artist
Full title
A Woman with Prayer Beads
Date made
1540s
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
24 × 17.5 cm
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Miss Julia E. Gordon, 1896
Inventory number
NG1860
Location in Gallery