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possibly Flemish School, Unknown Woman

Photo courtesy of Dave Penman (All rights reserved)

Details

Country House
Doddington Hall
Title(s)
Unknown Woman
Date
? c.1620–50
Location
Brown Parlour
Medium and support
Oil on panel
Dimensions
Overall height: 25 cm, Overall width: 19.5 cm
Artist
possibly Flemish School
Catalogue Number
DN11

Description

The provenance of the portrait and the identity of the sitter are unknown. A possible clue to her identity is provided by the coat of arms in the upper right corner. Although it has yet to be identified, a speculation is that it might relate in some way to the city of Amsterdam, which has a coat of arms featuring three silver crosses of St Andrew on a red ground.

by Martin Postle

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