Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

© National Portrait Gallery, London, Lent by permission of the Master and Fellows of St John's College, Cambridge.

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Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

by Meynart Weywyck (Maynard Vewicke)
oil on panel, circa 1510
70 7/8 in. x 48 in. (1800 mm x 1220 mm) overall
Lent by St John's College, Cambridge, 2023
Primary Collection
NPG L270

On display in Room 1 on Floor 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

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