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Portrait of a Lady, probably a Member of the Cromwell Family

Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger (German, 1497/98-1543)

Date: about 1535-1540
H: 28 3/8 in. (72 cm); W: 19 1/2 in. (49.5 cm)
Medium: Oil on wood panel
Classification: Paintings
Credit Line: Gift of Edward Drummond Libbey
Object number: 1926.57
Exhibition HistoryReinhardt Galleries, New York, 1924.

Reinhardt Galleries, New York, 1928, no. 3, repr.

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress, 1933, no. 19, repr.

Toledo Museum of Art, Portraits and Portraiture Throughout the Ages, 1937, no. 7.

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Current Location: Toledo Museum of Art (2445 Monroe Street), Gallery, 15
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