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Heere, Lucas de (circle of)
Portrait of a Girl
Around 1565

Children of noble families had to grow up quickly in early modern times. This girl’s dignified bearing, sumptuous clothing and fine gold jewelry convey her highborn status, and the style of her dress accords with English fashion of the 1560s. Lucas de Heere, a Flemish Protestant artist, moved to London in 1567 and portrayed many aristocrats at the Tudor court. Portraits were frequently copied for sharing with family members, and this work may be a version of a lost original by De Heere.

 
Heere, Lucas de (circle of)
Ghent, Belgium around 1534–?, around 1584
Portrait of a Girl
Around 1565
Oil on panel
89.0 x 80.6 cm
Gift of Alfred and Isabel Bader, 1986
29-005

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