Hans Holbein, Portrait of a Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling, 1527-1528, The National Gallery, London
On stylistic grounds, and judging by the English style of her clothes, it is believed this courtly lady was painted during Holbein’s first visit to London, but her identity is unknown. The starling and squirrel could refer to a family coat of arms, but none has been traced. Even more intriguingly, her hat is similar to one worn by Thomas More’s stepdaughter, Margaret Griggs, in a Holbein drawing in the Royal Collection, but the two portraits don’t look alike at all.
from A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling, Holbein by Jonathan Jones