Portrait of a Woman

Bernhard Strigel German

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Bernhard Strigel belonged to a family of artists that flourished after the middle of the fifteenth century in the town of Memmingen, near the Swiss border. In the first two decades of the sixteenth century he produced a number of portraits of women in extravagant dress positioned before a decorative brocade hanging with an open-window view out to a landscape. The sitter in this (probably independent) portrait has not been identified, but her elaborate costume, with its imported fabrics and embroideries 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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