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Michael Sittow: Mary Rose Tudor, sister of Henry the Eighth of England  wikidata:Q27980446 
Michael Sittow: Mary Rose Tudor, sister of Henry the Eighth of England
Object type painting

This portrait of an unknown noblewoman from the early 16 century was identified as a young Catherine of Aragon, c. 1500-1505, by Max Jakob Friedländer in 1915, based on comparisons with other paintings by Sittow. (Max J. Friedländer, “Gemäldegalerie. Ein neu erworbenes Madonnenbild im Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum”, Amtliche Berichte aus den Königlichen Kunstammlungen, 36, 9 (1915), pp. 1-4.) This was subsequently challenged by Matthews (Paul G. Matthews, “Henry VIII’s Favourite Sister? Michel Sittow’s Portrait of a Lady in Vienna”, Jahrbuch der Kunsthistorischen Museums Wien 10 (2008), pp. 140-149.), who argued it was Mary Tudor, Henry VIII's sister, painted in 1514. The website of the Kunsthistorische Museum (where the portrait is located) describes this painting as both "Portrait of a princess (Infanta Catharine of Aragon (1485-1536), Queen of England?)" ( and "Mary Rose Tudor (1496-1533), sister of Henry VIII of England".

In the physical gallery the painting is described as Mary Rose Tudor.(
Date circa 1514
date QS:P,+1514-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Medium on panel
Dimensions Height: 28.7 cm (11.2 in); Width: 21 cm (8.2 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,28.7U174728;P2049,21U174728

Frame: 36 × 27.5 × 4 cm (14.1 × 10.8 × 1.5 in)
Accession number
Object history Schloss Ambras
Exhibition history January 28 – May 13, 2018 Michel Sittow: Estonian Painter at the Courts of Renaissance Europe, National Gallery of Art
Inscriptions Signed on the collar with the letter K, the sternum C
Source/Photographer Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Bilddatenbank.
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current09:20, 7 April 2018Thumbnail for version as of 09:20, 7 April 2018357 × 500 (27 KB)Alonso de Mendoza (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 18:24, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
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18:24, 4 September 2008Thumbnail for version as of 18:24, 4 September 2008357 × 500 (27 KB)Gryffindor (talk | contribs){{Painting| |Title={{de|Bildnis einer Fürstin (Infantin Katharina von Aragon (1485-1536), Königin von England?) Beschriftung: Bez. am Halsband mit dem Buchstaben K; am Brustbein C; Inv.-Nr. GG_5612 Provenienz: Ambraser Slg. Abgebildete Person: Katha
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