Saturday, October 14, 2006

Question from Star - Amy Robsart picture


Does anyone know where I could find a picture of Amy Robsart Dudley? I think found one on the Berkshirehistory.com website (http://www.berkshirehistory.com/bios/images/arobsart.jpg) but the picture doesn't look accurate.

Thanks for your help!



2 Comments:

Anonymous PhD Historian said...

I've actually done some prior work in the area of portraiture of Dudley women in the sixteenth century, and I did not find any reference to an authentic portrait of Amy Robsart Dudley. I just checked the online art bibliography WilsonWeb, and it indicates that every published article about a portrait of Amy Robsart refers to a modern fictionalized portrait, most dating from the early-nineteenth century. The image you found is certainly a nineteenth-century one, based on the hairstyle. I doubt that any portrait of Amy Robsart survives, assuming one was painted during her life in the first place.

October 15, 2006 4:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just found this site. An aged Aunt has just passed and my cousin inherited a picture which is described as that of Amy Robsart. It is a print, but very faintly there is the artist's name which appears to be Teschendorff. However I do not find a reference to him on any Internet search. I can send you a picture if you wish.
Bryan Hubbard. email brypen@optonline.net

September 15, 2007 9:54 AM  

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