Levina Teerlinc, portrait of Lady Katherine Grey

Levina Teerlinc, portrait of Lady Katherine Grey

Levina Teerlinc (1510/20-76)
Portrait of Lady Katherine Grey
About 1555-60
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to pasteboard; in its original turned ivory box
Inscribed on the reverse, 'The La Kathe'/ Graye. / Wyfe of Therle of / hertford'
Museum no. P.10-1979

Lady Katherine Grey and her sisters Jane and Mary were the granddaughters of Henry VIII's sister. In 1560 Elizabeth I imprisoned Katherine in the Tower of London for secretly marrying without her permission.