An Unknown Lady
Oil painting on panel, An Unknown Lady, Dutch School, dated 1538. A small half-length portrait of a lady, in a black dress with red sleeves and white hood, holding a rosary.
Richard, 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos (1797-1861); the sale of the Stowe collection, 12 September 1848, lot 34 (with An Unknown Man), as portraits of Sir Thomas More and his wife; purchased with its pendant for 18 guineas by Thomas Rutley, for Charles Winn (1795-1874); put up for sale with its pendant at Fullalove’s, Manchester, 1 October 1857, lots 9 and 10, as a pair of ‘portraits by Holbein from the Stowe Collection, and in the Stowe Catalogue are called Sir T. and Lady More’; bought in for £4 10s for the pair; thence by descent; purchased by the National Trust by private treaty from Lord St Oswald in 2010.
Nostell Priory, The St Oswald Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Ao 1538 -
Makers and roles
Dutch School, artist
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. 71B