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Catherine of Aragon

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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An interior scene painted in great detail and filled with tension, showing Catherine of Aragon seated alongside a table, surrounded by her ladies in waiting, in conference with two male figures in ecclesiastical robes. The male figures stand together and to the left of the composition are Cardinal Wolsey, the Lord Chancellor, who is positioned slightly further back into the picture with his left hand raised, and the Papal Legate (representative of the Pope), Cardinal Campeggio (or Campeius), who is bowed forward with his hand to his chest; both wear dramatic red robes.

Manchester Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    107.5 x 153.3 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by Miss Henrietta Louisa Maw, 1910


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