Queen Mary I

1 portrait on display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery

Queen Mary I, by Master John, 1544 - NPG 428 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary I

by Master John
oil on panel, 1544
28 in. x 20 in. (711 mm x 508 mm)
Purchased, 1876
Primary Collection
NPG 428


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  • Queen Mary I (1516-1558), Reigned 1553-8; daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Sitter associated with 49 portraits.

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  • Master John (active 1544-1545). Artist associated with 3 portraits.

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It is probable that this portrait is one for which five pounds was paid in November 1544. Contemporary accounts list 'one John that drew her grace in a table' (a wooden panel) at this date.

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