© National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor
by Thomas Trotter Click on the links below to find out more
line and stipple engraving, late 18th century
8 5/8 in. x 10 3/8 in. (220 mm x 265 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Mary Tudor (1496-1533), Daughter of Henry VII, sister of Henry VIII, consort of Louis XII, wife of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk (circa 1484-1545), Soldier and Lord Steward. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Thomas Trotter (circa 1750-1803), Painter. Artist associated with 71 portraits.
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