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

Anthonis Mor, who worked in both Spain and the Netherlands, was the court painter to Philip II, the king of Spain and hereditary ruler of the Low Countries. In his pictures of princely sitters, Mor brilliantly exploited the conventions of the full-length standing portrait to convey power and controlled reserve. 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, and ther husband, who 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 accord with Flemish, rather than Spanish, fashion.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 208

Artist

Anthonis Mor

Title

Portrait of a Seated Woman

Origin

Netherlands

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

Extended information about this artwork

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