Queen Katherine Parr by Guillaume Scrots

Half length portrait of Queen Katherine Parr (1512-48).

Details

Category:
Portrait
Medium:
Oil on panel Dimensions: 76 x 64 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,500 ( Total: £7,350)
Acquired in:
1968
Vendor:
Gooden & Fox Ltd

This is the only known contemporary portrait of her. Scrots was Holbein's successor as court-painter. She is depicted with her hands clasped before her, grey eyes turned to the left; auburn hair confined within pearl-edged coif; wears bejewelled bonnet with white plume, dress of crimson damask with bands of gold embroidery, and jewellery.

Provenance

1st Duke of Hamilton; Bingham Mildmay; by descent ot Majoor H.C.Parr.

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