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Katherine Parr (1512-1548), Sixth Queen of Henry VIII

Sitter in 9 portraits
Henry VIII's sixth and last wife was a learned and pious woman, who had a moderating influence on the ageing king. Katherine showed great kindness to the king's children by his earlier marriages (Mary, Elizabeth and Edward), and tried to diminish religious persecution. After Henry's death, she married Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour of Sudeley in 1547, but she died a year later, shortly after giving birth to a daughter.

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Katherine Parr

attributed to Master John
oil on panel, circa 1545
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4451


Katherine Parr

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 4618


Katherine Parr

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D24192


Katherine Parr

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24190


Katherine Parr

by Henry Thomas Ryall, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24189


Katherine Parr

by William Camden Edwards, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24191


Fictitious portrait of Katherine Parr

by William Henry Mote, after John William Wright
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D33015


Katherine Parr

by W.S. Wilkinson, after Edward Pretty, probably after Master John
line engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D32773

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