This is the companion-piece of the Portrait of a Young Man.
Paintings in The Hermitage St. Petersburg
Until 1861 the painting was attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger. The picture, showing Venetian innfluences, is a masterpiece of the Renaissance painting in Augsburg. A companion-piece Portrait of a Young Woman is also in the Hermitage.
Allegrain followed Poussin by painting heroic landscapes.
One of the several one-figure compositions of the artist painted in the 1560s and showing the influence of the Italian painting transferred to the Low Countries by the Romanists.