Blanche Parry (1508-1590)
possibly Marcus Geeraerts, the younger (Bruges 1561/2 - London 1635/6)
Painting. An oil painting on panel, three-quarter length portrait of Blanche Parry (1508-1590) wearing a pale green/grey dress with a high open ruff, English School, 1590/1600. Blanche Parry, a woman of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I. She wears pearls, in her auburn hair, on a long elaborate pearl and jewel necklace and a jewelled brooch on her left sleeve. Within a gilded 18th Century frame, with acanthus leaf corners and floral carvings interspersed with flat plaques.
Part of the collection on loan to the National Trust from Newport Museum and Galleries. In March 2012 the National Trust took over the management of Tredegar House with its contents and its 90 acres of gardens and parkland, from Newport City Council for a period of 50 years.
Makers and roles
possibly Marcus Geeraerts, the younger (Bruges 1561/2 - London 1635/6), artist of original British (English) School, artist of original