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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.




Antonis Mor (Netherlandish, 1516/21-1575/77)

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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.


On View, Gallery 208


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Anthonis Mor


Portrait of a Seated Woman


Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on panel, mounted on aluminum sheet


121.8 × 88.8 cm (48 × 34 15/16 in.)

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Edward E. Ayer Fund

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