Elizabeth of York

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Elizabeth of York, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (circa 1500) - NPG 311 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Elizabeth of York

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1500)
22 1/4 in. x 16 3/8 in. (565 mm x 416 mm)
Purchased, 1870
Primary Collection
NPG 311


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  • Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen of Henry VII. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.

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The daughter of Edward IV, Elizabeth married Henry VII in 1486, an act which reconciled moderate Yorkist opposition to the Tudor dynasty. Four of their seven children survived infancy: Arthur, Henry (later Henry VIII), Margaret (later Queen of Scotland), and Mary (later Queen of France and subsequently Duchess of Suffolk). In this portrait, which was made a considerable time after her death, Elizabeth is shown holding a white rose, the symbol of the House of York. Around her neck is a pendant, combining rubies and pearls in the shape of the Tudor rose, symbolising the reconcilation of the Houses of York and Lancaster effected by her marriage.

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