Portrait of a Woman

Bernhard Strigel German

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Bernhard Strigel belonged to a successful family of artists in the South German town of Memmingen. In the first two decades of the sixteenth century, he produced a number of portraits like this one, depicting elegantly dressed women positioned before a decorative textile hanging with an open window view out to a landscape. The sitter in this portrait has not been identified, but her elaborate costume, with its imported fabrics and ostentatious jewelry, places her among the elite echelons of society.

Portrait of a Woman, Bernhard Strigel (German, Memmingen 1460–1528 Memmingen), Oil on linden

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