The identity of the cool and proud lady is unknown. She could be a Florentine noble lady from Margherita de’ Medici’s court, come to the dukedoms of Emilia in 1628 to become Odoardo Farnese’s (1612-1646) wife. The smock of the rich dress with golden embroidery was heavily repainted.


  • Title: Portrait of a lady
  • Creator: Justus Sustermans
  • Creator Lifespan: 1597-09-28/1681-04-23
  • Creator Nationality: Belgian
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Florence
  • Creator Birth Place: Antwerp
  • Date: 1630/1630
  • Location: Italia
  • Physical Dimensions: w111,5 x h211 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: http://www.palazzofarnese.piacenza.it/altre-info/foto-e-video-al-museo
  • Medium: oil on canvas

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