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Oil painting

Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    Germany (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    19th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oil on pine panel

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

An imitation of German costume of ca. 1530. Portrait of a woman, facing half to the left, with her head turned half to the left, arms crossed across her front, her right hand and one finger of her left hand visible, wearing a black hat with a white feather and gold ornaments. She wears a red dress with gold brocade, with a green girdle with gold ornaments, necklaces, and a crucifix with red stones. Background is dark green.

Place of Origin

Germany (possibly, made)


19th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Oil on pine panel


Height: 44.8 cm estimate, Width: 34.3 cm estimate, :

Object history note

Purchased, 1857

Historical significance: A 19th century imitation of a German portrait in costume of c. 1530.

Historical context note

The taste for 15th and 16th century paintings, widespread in northern Europe by the 1850s, was met by copies and imitations, as well as original works.

Descriptive line

Oil painting, Portrait of a lady, 19th century, in the manner of German School, 16th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Kauffmann, C.M., Catalogue of Foreign Paintings, I. Before 1800. London: Victoria and Albert Museum, 1973, pp. 127-8, cat. no. 144.

Production Note

Manner of German School, 16th century


Oil paint; Pine


Oil painting


Fakes & forgeries; Paintings; Hats & headwear; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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