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Portrait of a Lady

Artist/maker unknown, active Lombardy, Italian

Made in Lombardy, Italy, Europe

c. 1500

Oil on panel

21 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches (55.2 x 34.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

* Gallery 213, European Art 1100-1500, second floor

Accession Number:
Cat. 265

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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The 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.

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