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Unknown woman, formerly known as Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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The identity of the sitter in this portrait is not certain but she is traditionally thought to be Margaret Pole, a staunch supporter of Catherine of Aragon and her daughter Princess Mary. She was beheaded after her son, Cardinal Pope, denounced the decision of King Henry VIII to become head of the Church of England.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1535

Medium

oil on panel

Measurements

H 62.9 x W 48.9 cm

Accession number

2607

Acquisition method

Given by the Art Fund, 1931. On long-term loan to Montacute House, Somerset

Work type

Painting


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