Katherine Parr Cleaned

May 23 2024

Image of Katherine Parr Cleaned

Picture: Left - Sotheby's / Right - @NPGLondon via 'X'

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The National Portrait Gallery in London have shared a photo on 'X' showing the recently restored portrait of Katherine Parr (right), the last wife of King Henry VIII. The painting, attributed to Master John, had been sold from the collection of the Earls of Jersey at Sotheby's in 2023 (left) and is now in a private collection. The conservation of this portrait has been very successful by the looks of it. Those bold blocks of colour in the background, set against Katherine's face and intricate dress, gives the portrait a remarkably modern feel I think.

It appears that the painting will be included in the NPG's upcoming Six Wives exhibition which opens in June.

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