Portrait of a Woman in Profile

In 1483 Ambrogio de Predis (or Preda), with his brother Evangelista, was contracted in Milan to assist Leonardo da Vinci in painting and gilding the altarpiece which was to incorporate 'The Virgin of the Rocks'.

It is likely that this portrait is also a Milanese work. The Moor's head and the letters 'L' and 'O' which ornament the buckle of the belt may allude to Lodovico il Moro, Duke of Milan.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1455 - 1510
Full title
Portrait of a Woman in Profile
Date made
probably about 1495-9
Medium and support
Oil on walnut
52.5 x 37.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Presented by Mrs Gutekunst in memory of her husband Otto Gutekunst, 1947
Inventory number
Location in Gallery