Tag Archives: Penshurst

The Marriage of Mary Dudley

On 29 March 1551 Lady Mary Dudley married Henry Sidney, in private; on 17 May 1551 she married him once again, this time in public, at her parents’ house, Ely Place, London. Henry Sidney was 22 in 1551, and he … Continue reading

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The Duke in Colour

Of the portraits believed to be showing John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland the second most reproduced one hangs at Knole, Kent, in the Brown Gallery. Part of a set of around 40 portraits of 16th century personalities, it used to … Continue reading

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“The Lip of a Sensualist”: John Dudley’s Uncertain Portraits

This terrifying study … is still hanging in Sir Henry Sidney’s manor-house of Penshurst, and is one of the … most vivid likenesses of the age. Although the painter was obviously not a great nor even a distinguished craftsman, the … Continue reading

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