Depicted person: Arthur Tudor (1486-1502), Prince of Wales was the first son of King Henry VII of England and Elizabeth of York.
This portrait is regarded as the only surviving contemporary portrait of the sitter. The Granard portrait of Arthur, Prince of Wales, named after the Earls of Granard, who were its previous owners. The portrait was bought for the Hever collection and is on display since 2006 at Hever Castle in Kent.
This portrait is regarded as the only surviving contemporary portrait of the sitter.
Royal Collection(?), inventory of 1637 [until 1714]: Item the i5th being Princ Arthure in his minoritye / In a black capp and goulden habbitt houlding / in his right hand a white gillifloore in a reed pintit / goulden frame./
Earls of Granard collection, Castle Forbes, Ireland by whom sold at auction in 1993 as: English School, 16th century, Portrait of Arthur, Prince of Wales (1486—1502), head and shoulders, wearing robes and holding a rose, oil on panel, 14 1/4 by 11 3/4 inches (view before restoration)
Historical Portraits Ltd, London
Dynasties: Painting in Tudor and Jacobean England 1530–1630, Tate Gallery, London 1995, no.1.
Temporary exhibition loan, National Portrait Gallery, London
Restored in 1993.
Piers Davies () The Granard Portrait: Portrait of Arthur, Prince of Wales, unpublished paper
Philip Mould () Sleepers: In Search of Lost Old Masters, Fourth Estate
Karen Hearn (ed.) () Dynasties: Painting in Tudor and Jacobean England 1530-1630, Tate Gallery: as ca 1500
Steven Gunn (ed.), Linda Monckton (ed.) () Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales: Life, Death and Commemoration, Boydell Press: as ca 1515-20