Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

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Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, after Pietro Torrigiano, (circa 1514) - NPG 356 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, (circa 1514)
35 in. (889 mm) high
Purchased, 1875
Primary Collection
NPG 356


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The original gilt-bronze effigy was made by the Florentine artist Pietro Torrigiano. It was based on a pattern provided by the painter known as 'Maynard', who had also been commissioned to paint portraits of the sitter shortly after her death.

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  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 42
  • Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 19
  • Walker, Richard, Regency Portraits, 1985, p. 356

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Peace between England and France is sealed with the marriage of Mary Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII, to Louis XII of France. Thomas Wolsey becomes Archbishop of York

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King Henry VIII launches the largest warship in the world, it is named Henri Grâce à Dieu (Henry Grace of God).

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Selim I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire defeats Shah Ismail I of Persia and enters Ismail's capital, Tabriz.

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