Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey)

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Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey), by Unknown artist, 1590s? - NPG 6804 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey)

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, 1590s?
33 3/4 in. x 23 3/4 in. (856 mm x 603 mm)
Purchased with help from the proceeds of the 150th anniversary gala, 2006
Primary Collection
NPG 6804

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This panel is one of the earliest surviving portraits of England's shortest-reigning monarch, Lady Jane Grey. It was not painted from the life, or indeed made during Jane Grey's lifetime, but is a commemorative image created some forty years after her death. It may have formed part of a set of Protestant martyrs. Scratched lines across the eyes and mouth suggest the painting was the subject of iconoclastic attack at some point in its history.

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