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Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), First Queen of Henry VIII

Sitter associated with 13 portraits
Katherine of Aragon, queen of England, was the youngest daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castile. She was named Catalina (or Katherine as she was known in England) after her maternal great-grandmother. She came to England in 1501, aged fifteen, to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales, but only months after the marriage Arthur died. In 1509 she married Arthur's younger brother, Henry VIII. They had five children, of whom only Princess Mary, later Mary I of England, survived. Katherine died in 1536, firm in her refusal to relinquish her title as queen of England, despite Henry VIII's annulment of their union and remarriage to Anne Boleyn in 1533.

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L246

Katherine of Aragon

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1520
NPG L246

4682

Katherine of Aragon

attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
watercolour on vellum, circa 1525
NPG 4682

L244

Katherine of Aragon

attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
watercolour on vellum, circa 1525-1526
NPG L244

D24935

Katherine of Aragon

by Robert White, printed for Richard Chiswell, after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24935

D18834

Katherine of Aragon

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D18834

D24171

Katherine of Aragon

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24171

D24174

Katherine of Aragon

by John Goldar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24174

D24180

Louise of Savoy, formerly known as Katherine of Aragon

after Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
pen and ink on tracing paper, 1743
NPG D24180

D24170

Louise of Savoy engraved as Katherine of Aragon

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1744
NPG D24170