Lady Jane Grey

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Lady Jane Grey, by Magdalena de Passe, by  Willem de Passe, published by  Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde), after  Hans Holbein the Younger, 1620 - NPG D21393 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lady Jane Grey

by Magdalena de Passe, by Willem de Passe, published by Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde), after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1620
6 1/2 in. x 4 1/2 in. (164 mm x 115 mm) plate size; 7 in. x 5 1/8 in. (179 mm x 130 mm) paper size
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NPG D21393

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This engraving was published in 1620 when it formed part of series of printed portraits called the Herologia. The series depicted Tudor and Jacobean monarchs, courtiers,and others, such as Protestant reformers. It was devised by the printer and book publisher Henry Holland who ensured his readers that the all the printed images derived only from true likeness taken from an original portrait.

The identity of most of the portraits in the Herologia can be regarded as trustworthy However, the source for this portrait of Lady Jane Grey remains in doubt and it is possible that the original portrait was misidentified.

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