Rogier van der Weyden: Portrait of a Lady (1460)
(National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA)
A beautiful painting by the Flemish artist Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464). The name of this lady in not known but she was certainly a member of an influential family and/ or a member of the court of Duke Philip III 'the Good' of Burgundy (reign 1419-1467). Her clothes and heavily plucked eyebrows and hairline are typical of the fashion at the Burgundian court. Painting from 1460.