English School, 16th Century
PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
English School, 16th Century

Portrait of Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), first wife of King Henry VIII, bust-length, in a gold-embroidered red dress and jewelled gable hood

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English School, 16th Century
Portrait of Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), first wife of King Henry VIII, bust-length, in a gold-embroidered red dress and jewelled gable hood
oil on panel
14 ¼ x 10 in. (36.2 x 25.4 cm.)
Provenance
Probably Peter Osborne, Treasurer’s Remembrancer in the reign of King Henry VIII, and by descent to the present owner.
Exhibited
London, The South Kensington Museum, National Portraits, 1868, no. 639, as ‘Queen Katharine Par’ (lent by Sir G.R. Osborn Bt.).

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Lot Essay

This portrait relates to the picture in the National Portrait Gallery, London, on loan from Lambeth Palace. Although traditionally thought to depict Henry VIII's sixth wife, Katherine Parr, in 2008 the sitter in the Lambeth picture was re-identified as Katherine of Aragon. The costume dates the Lambeth picture to the 1520s or 1530s.

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