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Called Jane Shore

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Called Jane Shore

by Edward Scriven, published by Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, after Walter Stephens Lethbridge
stipple engraving, published 13 March 1821
10 1/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (258 mm x 208 mm) plate size; 13 3/4 in. x 11 in. (348 mm x 278 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
Reference Collection
NPG D19938

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  • Jane Shore (circa 1445-1527), Mistress of Edward IV. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.

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