Teerlinc


Portrait of Lady Jane Grey
Attributed to Lavinia Teerlinc
1553

In 2007, David Starkey suggested that the sitter in this miniature portrait is Lady Jane Grey. The painting is owned by the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. It was on display at the Philip Mould Historical Portraits Gallery, London from 6-18 March 2007. See Newspapers and Magazine Articles .

In ‘Susanna Horenbout, Levina Teerlinc and the Mask of Royalty’ by Susan E James and James S Franco published in 2000, it is suggested that the miniature was painted by Susanna Horenbout and is of Queen Katherine Howard. Eric Ives in ‘Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery’ published in 2009, suggests that the sitter is Amy Robsart (wife of Robert Dudley), as does Chris Skidmore in ‘Death and the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley and the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart’ in 2010.

In Portrait of an Unknown Lady: Technical Analysis of an Early Tudor Miniature published in 2020, Polly Saltmarsh put forward the argument that the sitter is a young Mary I.


This painting can be found in the following:

A Queen of a New Invention: Portraits of Lady Jane Grey Dudley, England’s ‘Nine Days Queen’ by Stephan Edwards.

Lost Faces: Identity and Discovery in Tudor Royal Portraiture edited by Bendor Grosvenor

The Tudor Chronicles by Susan Doran

Why Starkey believes this is the unknown face of the teenage Queen by Dalya Alberge (The Times)

Looking for Lady Jane by Bruce Fellman (Yale Alumni Magazine) (Discussion only)

The Children of Henry VIII by John Guy

The Story of Lady Jane Grey (Essay in Painting History: Delaroche and Lady Jane Grey) by John Guy

Amy Robsart: A Life and Its End by Christine Hartweg

Miniature could be second view of Lady Jane Grey by Charlotte Higgins (The Guardian)

Lady Jane Grey: A Tudor Mystery by Eric Ives

Susanna Horenbout, Levina Teerlinc and the Mask of Royalty by Susan E James and Jamie S Franco (Jaarboek Koninklijk Museum)

Brooch identifies portrait as Lady Jane Grey, the girl who reigned for nine days by Louise Jury (The Independent)

Secret portrait of the ‘nine-day’ Queen found by Andrew Levy (The Mail)

The Sisters Who Would Be Queen: The Tragedy of Mary, Katherine and Lady Jane Grey by Leanda de Lisle

Mary Tudor: The First Queen by Linda Porter

Family Fortunes – Linda Porter learns the dangers of being a Tudor by Linda Porter (BBC History Magazine)

The true beauty of Lady Jane Grey by Nigel Reynolds (The Daily Telegraph)

Portrait of an Unknown Lady: Technical Analysis of an Early Tudor Miniature by Polly Saltmarsh (British Art Studies)

Death & the Virgin: Elizabeth, Dudley & the Mysterious Fate of Amy Robsart by Chris Skidmore

Artists of the Tudor Court – The Portrait Miniature Rediscovered 1520-1620 by Roy Strong

Teen Queen: Looking for Lady Jane by Cynthia Zarin (The New Yorker) (Discussion only)