Follow up on Lady Jane Grey portrait

Back in January I posted some links to articles of a possible period portrait of Lady Jane Grey. Here’s a follow-up from The Guardian:

The National Portrait Gallery has bought a painting believed to be of Lady Jane Grey – until now the only English monarch since Henry VII thought to lack a contemporary or near-contemporary portrait.

Dendrochronology, by which a piece of wood can be accurately dated, has established that the panel on which it is painted was cut down around 1593. So the picture was painted around 50 years after Lady Jane’s execution.

Tarnya Cooper, of the National Portrait Gallery, believes it is a copy of a lost original, possibly created in Lady Jane’s lifetime.

Full article here

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