Lady Jane Grey
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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Sitterback to top
- Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey) (1537-1554), Proclaimed Queen 1553. Sitter associated with 57 portraits.
Artistsback to top
- Magdalena de Passe (1600-1638), Engraver. Artist associated with 136 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist associated with 174 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- Frans van den Wyngaerde (Wijngaerde) (1614-1679), Draughtsman and publisher. Artist associated with 6 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.
This portraitback to top
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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Linked publicationsback to top
- Bolland, Charlotte; Cooper, Tarnya, The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered, 2014 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 12th September 2014 to 1st March 2015), p. 101