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Portrait of Anne Stafford

Artist
Ambrosius Benson, Netherlandish (born Italy), c.1495–before 1550
Depicted
Lady Anne Stafford, English
Date
c.1535
Material
Oil on panel
Made in
Bruges, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium, Europe
Classification
Paintings
Current Location
On View, Gallery 222
Dimensions
16 x 13 3/8 in. (40.6 x 34 cm)
framed: 21 7/16 x 19 x 2 in. (54.5 x 48.3 x 5.1 cm)
Credit Line
Museum Purchase by exchange, and funds given by Mr. and Mrs. John Peters MacCarthy in memory of Cornelia Peters Harms
Rights
Public Domain
Object Number
154:2003
NOTES
The sitter is Anne Stafford, wife to George Hastings (first Earl of Huntingdon) and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII’s second wife. The woman is shown as properly devout, holding a rosary in her lap. Her impressive costume indicates her status as a member of the English court.
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