An Unknown Lady

British (English) School
National Trust Inventory Number 959515

Category Paintings
Date 1570 - 1599
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 610 x 420 mm
Place of origin
Collection Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire, Yorkshire and North East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, An Unknown Lady, English School, late 16th century. A half-length portrait of a lady, facing the viewer, wearing a black dress and hat, with an elaborately patterned white stomacher with acorn motifs, and a ruff. Attached to her bodice is a ring, bearing a device (possibly a rose). The edge of a gold glove is visible on her right hand. A scythe and hourglass motif is visible at the top left. The panel appears to have been cut down, possibly on all sides.

Provenance

Purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010

Makers and roles

British (English) School, artist
previously catalogued as school of Marcus Geeraerts, the younger (Bruges 1561/2 - London 1635/6), artist
previously catalogued as school of Federico Zuccaro (Sant’Angelo in Vado c.1541 – Ancona 1609) , artist

References

Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, cat. no. 110

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