Berry Hill

It was reported in May 2008 that a copy of a rare portrait of the young Princess Elizabeth had been discovered in the private collection at Boughton House, Northamptonshire. The portrait shows Henry VIII, his jester Will Somers, Edward, Mary and Elizabeth.

Research by historians Alison Weir and Tracy Borman in the June issue of the BBC History Magazine, suggests that this new portrait of Elizabeth could be used to identify the portrait of an unknown woman owned by the National Portrait Gallery and previously thought to be Lady Jane Grey. They also mention other similar portraits at Syon House, Audley End House and Berry Hill, which have previously been identified as Lady Jane Grey or Princess Elizabeth.

A New Face for the Virgin Queen by Alison Weir and Tracy Borman (BBC History Magazine, June 2008)

Berry Hill
Unknown Artist

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. Edwards suggests that the portrait is of Katherine Grey Seymour.

Tudor and Jacobean Portraits (Volume 2 : Plates) by Roy Strong

Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I by Roy Strong