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Portrait of a Seated Woman

A work made of oil on panel, mounted on aluminum sheet.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel, mounted on aluminum sheet.

Date:

1560/65

Artist:

Antonis Mor
Netherlandish, 1516/21-1575/77

About this artwork

Antonis Mor, who worked in Spain and the Low Countries, was court painter to Spanish king Philip II. He used a seated three-quarter-length format for sitters who did not belong to the nobility, making them appear more approachable. The woman represented here (along with her husband, whose portrait is now in the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh) probably belonged to the merchant elite of Antwerp. Her cap and braid- trimmed bodice were fashionable for Flemish women in the mid-16th century.

Status

On View, Gallery 208

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Anthonis Mor

Title

Portrait of a Seated Woman

Place

Netherlands (Artist's nationality)

Date

1560–1570

Medium

Oil on panel, mounted on aluminum sheet

Dimensions

121.8 × 88.8 cm (48 × 34 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Edward E. Ayer Fund

Reference Number

1941.29

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