Paintings


There are no authenticated contemporary portraits of Lady Jane Grey. The Master John portrait which was thought to have been of Lady Jane Grey was identified as Queen Catherine Parr in 1996.

There are however a number of paintings that are named as being of Lady Jane Grey.

In 2005, Dr Stephan Edwards identified a portrait by Hans Eworth in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge as Lady Jane. He has since revised this view.

In 2006 a painting was discovered inscribed Lady Jayne. This was on display in the Tudor Gallery at the National Portrait Gallery in London from spring 2007 to April 2009. It was on display at the entrance to the ‘Lady Jane Grey’ exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from December 2009 to 15th August 2010. From March 2013 until May 2014 it was on display at Montacute House, in Somerset. From 12th September 2014 until 1st March 2015 it was on display as part of ‘The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered’ exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The painting returned to Montacute House in late spring 2015.

From October 7th 2018 until 27th January 2019, the portrait was on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the ‘Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol’ exhibition. From 16th March until 14th July 2019, it was on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery, Australia as part of the ‘Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits’ exhibition.

In March 2007, Dr David Starkey identified a miniature portrait, as possibly being of Lady Jane. Attributed to Lavinia Teerlinc, this miniature is owned by the Yale Center for British Art but was on display from 6-18 March 2007, as part of the ‘Lost Faces: Identity and Discovery in Tudor Royal Portraiture’ exhibition at the Philip Mould Historical Portraits Gallery in London.

An article in 2000 suggested that this miniature was of Queen Katherine Howard and painted by Susanna Horenbout.

Between May and October 2008 and March and November 2009, the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Unknown Woman, formerly known as Lady Jane Dudley (nee Grey)’ was on display at Montacute House in Somerset as part of the ‘On the Nature of Women: Tudor and Jacobean Portraits of Women 1535-1620’ . See On the Nature of Women.

In February 2015, Dr Stephan Edwards published his work on Jane portraiture entitled, A Queen of a New Invention: Portraits of Lady Jane Grey Dudley, England’s ‘Nine Days Queen.’




Althorp

Anglesey Abbey

Audley End

Berry Hill

Bodleian

Chatsworth/Hardwick

Chawton

Delaroche

Eworth

Flagg

Fulbeck

Grimsthorpe

Harrington

Hastings

Hook

Horsley

Houghton

Huntington

Jersey

Klabin

Lady Jayne/Streatham

Leslie

Lumley

Madresfield

Master John

Norris

Northwick Park

NPG Unknown Woman

Other Unknown Artists

Pickering

Pickersgill

Portland Miniature

Rotherwas

Somerley

Soule

Syon

Tayler

Teerlinc

Wrest Park