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Portrait miniature - Portrait of an unknown woman

Portrait of an unknown woman

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (probably, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1560 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Teerlinc, Levina (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Circular portrait miniature of an unknown woman, head and shoulders, wearing a bonnet, a white fur collar and a gold necklace or crucifix.

Place of Origin

England (probably, painted)


ca. 1560 (painted)


Teerlinc, Levina (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum


Diameter: 25 mm, Height: 47 mm Case (with loop), Height: 36 mm Case (without loop), Width: 36 mm Case, Depth: 6 mm Case

Object history note

Provenance: The Duke of Beaufort; Christie's 13 December 1983, Lot 91; Brian Pilkington.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown woman, ca. 1560, watercolour on vellum, painted by Levina Teerlinc (ca. 1510/20-1576).


Watercolour; Vellum



Subjects depicted

Collars; Portrait; Fur


Portraits; Paintings


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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