European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Portrait of a LadyMade in Lombardy, Italy, Europe
Artist/maker unknown, active Lombardy, Italian
Oil on panel
Currently not on view
Cat. 265John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe depiction of this praying sitter in profile is typical of a donor figure, possibly indicating that this panel was once part of a larger composition. The painter worked in a style close to that of Ambrogio de Predis, official court painter to Duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan. The luxurious garments, jewelry, and headdress are typical of the latest fashions in Renaissance Lombardy and indicate the sitter's high social rank.