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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Margaret, Lady Tufton (1617-before 1657)


Creator: David des Granges (c. 1611-c. 1675) (artist)
Creation Date: 
1638 - 1650
Materials and techniques: 
Watercolour on vellum laid on card
5.2 x 4.4 cm
Reynolds 1999 99
Cust 1910 I/79
XQG 1968 Stuart 114
First recorded in the Royal Collection during the reign of Queen Victoria

This miniature had been identified since the nineteenth-century as Katherine Howard, Lady d'Aubigny (d. 1650), daughter of Theophilus, 2nd Earl of Suffolk. However, the miniature is based on a portrait type by Van Dyck, known from a version at Blickling Hall which was identified as Lady Tufton in the eighteenth century and is inscribed as a portrait of her. It is characteristic of the copies in miniature which des Granges produced after large-scale oil prototypes throughout the 1630s.

Margaret, third daughter and co-heir of Thomas, 2nd Lord Wotton, married, as his first wife, Sir John Tufton,

Signed on the right in gold: 'D D.G:'

Further details

Additional Creators: After Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) (artist)