Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

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Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, 1875, based on a work of circa 1514
35 in. (889 mm) high
Purchased, 1875
Primary Collection
NPG 356

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  • Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 6 portraits.

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The original gilt-bronze effigy was made by the Florentine artist Pietro Torrigiano. It was based on a pattern provided by the painter known as 'Maynard', who had also been commissioned to paint portraits of the sitter shortly after her death.

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