26 January 2012
Frans Floris I (Antwerp 1519/20-1570)
A head of a woman with a pearl earring
oil on panel
19 x 13¼ in. (48.3 x 33.6 cm.)
with Central Picture Galleries, New York, by 1964, where acquired by Leo Steinberg.
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