An unknown woman, possibly Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

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An unknown woman, possibly Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox, by Unknown artist, circa 1560-1565 - NPG 401 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

An unknown woman, possibly Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1560-1565
15 7/8 in. x 12 5/8 in. (403 mm x 321 mm)
Given by Hugh Welch Diamond, 1874
Primary Collection
NPG 401


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The identification of this portrait as Margaret Douglas is not certain, but is based upon facial similarity to other known portraits. The portrait may have been cut down from a larger composition. The relative starkness of the composition and costume focuses attention on the individualised facial features, delicately painted collar, and large pendant.

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