NPG Number
551
Mkey
439
Sitter/Title
Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
Unknownartist
Date made
second half of 17th century
Medium
oil on panel
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
lady margaret beaufort countess of richmond and derby

439

551

Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby

by

Unknown artist

second half of 17th century

oil on panel

© National Portrait Gallery, London

This painted portrait is a later version of the only known likeness of Margaret Beaufort. She is depicted wearing the costume of a widow. The book that she holds is likely to symbolise her piety but may also refer to her patronage. This painting was probably commissioned as part of a set of portraits of English royalty.