Susanna Stefan, Wife of Wolfgang Furter

The young woman wears a richly embroidered, fur-trimmed dress typical of southern Germany. The coats of arms at the upper right corner, which were revealed when the painting was cleaned in 1968, identify the sitter as Susanna Stefan (died 1594), wife of Wolff Furter (1538? - 1594) of Nuremberg. Her glance suggests that a companion portrait of her husband may once have existed.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1561 - 1567
Full title
Susanna Stefan, Wife of Wolfgang Furter
Date made
early 1560s
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
91.6 × 69.4 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1858
Inventory number
Location in Gallery