Portrait of Mary I by Hans Eworth

Portrait of Mary I, (1516-1558).

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
20 x 17 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £28,000)
Acquired in:
1971
Vendor:
Sotheby's

All the known portraits of Mary I as Queen derive from two sittings which both took place in 1544. Here she wears the pendant pearl, 'La Peregrina', given to her by Phillip of Spain in 1544, the year they were married. Inscribed HE in top left corner.

Provenance

By 1879 in the possession of Lord Chesham; Mrs Cooper Hewitt; Frederick R.Bay; Colonel C.M.Paul.

Venue details

National Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, LONDON London WC2H 0HE 020 7306 0055 www.npg.org.uk

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