KEY, Willem
(b. ca. 1515, Breda, d. 1568, Antwerpen)

Portrait of a Lady

Oil on panel, 81 x 64 cm
Rockox House, Antwerp

A painter of religious scenes, Key was also an important portraitist who painted Cardinal Granvelle and the Duke of Alva, among others. He penetrated deep into the soul of his sitters and produced works of a cool dignity and decorum.