Susanna Stefan, Wife of Wolfgang Furter

Nicolas de Neufchâtelearly 1560s

The National Gallery, London

The National Gallery, London
London, United Kingdom

The young woman wears a richly embroidered, fur-trimmed dress typical of southern Germany. The coats of arms at the upper right corner, which were revealed when the painting was cleaned in 1968, identify the sitter as Susanna Stefan (died 1594), wife of Wolff Furter (1538? - 1594) of Nuremberg. Her glance suggests that a companion portrait of her husband may once have existed.


  • Title: Susanna Stefan, Wife of Wolfgang Furter
  • Creator: Nicolas de Neufchâtel
  • Date Created: early 1560s
  • Physical Dimensions: 91.6 × 69.4 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • School: Netherlandish
  • More Info: Explore the National Gallery’s paintings online
  • Inventory number: NG184
  • Artist Dates: active 1561 - 1567
  • Artist Biography: He was born near Mons about 1540, and learnt to paint there. He is generally identified with Colyn van Nieucasteel, who was a pupil of Coecke van Aelst in Antwerp in 1539. Documents establish that Neufchâtel worked in Nuremberg. Early sources, like Sandrart, add that his name was often corrupted to Nutzschidell and other forms. He was a portrait painter. His only certain work represents the Nuremberg mathematician Neudörfer with his son, 1561 (Munich).
  • Acquisition Credit: Bought, 1858

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