POURBUS, Frans the Elder
(b. 1545, Bruges, d. 1581, Antwerpen)
Portrait of a Young Woman1581
Oil on panel, 40,5 x 33,6 cm
Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Ghent
The painting is signed above the shoulder (F. POURBUS fc.) and dated upper left (ANN° DNI 1581). It is the last known, signed and dated work by the Bruges master, who was one of the leading portraitists of his day in the Low Countries.