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Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of Edward IV

Photo credit: The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Elizabeth Woodville (?1437–1492) married King Edward IV privately in 1464. She suffered numerous vicissitudes in the political turmoil of the late fifteenth century, but, among other achievements, refounded and endowed Queens' College, Cambridge. This portrait was derived from one in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle.

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology


  • Date

    c. 1500

  • Medium

    oil on panel

  • Measurements

    41 x 32 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    Presented by Elias Ashmole, 1683

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

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