FLEMISH SCHOOL, CIRCA 1540
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), first wife of King Henry VIII, half-length in a brown corset and black gown
oil on panel
131⁄2 x 101⁄8 in. (34.3 x 25.8 cm.)
Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
(Traditionally) Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), Buckden Palace, Cambridgeshire, and later Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire.
The Dukes of Manchester, Kimbolton Castle, and by descent to,
Alexander Drogo Montagu, 10th Duke of Manchester (1902-1977), and by inheritance to the present owner.
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William Montagu, Court and society from Elizabeth to Anne : Edited from the papers at Kimbolton, London, 1864, p. 3.
Consuelo Montagu, Duchess of Manchester (1853-1909), Catalogue of the Pictures at Kimbolton Castle, p. 9, no. 99, as ‘Holbein’, in the Green Drawing Room.
London, The New Gallery, Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor, 1890, no. 98, as 'Hans Holbein'.
This picture is thought to have been in the sitter's collection and brought in May 1534 to Kimbolton Castle, where Katherine remained until her death in January 1536 (see W. Montagu, op. cit., 1864).
Post Lot Text
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