Today marks the 440th anniversary of the death of Levina Teerlinc, painter and miniaturist, at Stepney. Originally from Bruges, Teerlinc, who was the daughter of Simon Benninck, a master illuminator, travelled to England in the 1540s. Teerlinc was court painter to Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I, and produced many paintings and miniatures.
To mark the anniversary of her death, Tudor Society art historian Melanie V. Taylor has written an article on Levina for the July edition of Tudor Life magazine, so do look out for that. Teerlinc was an incredibly talented artist and a fascinating lady.
Picture: Miniature of an unknown lady which Melanie believes to be Levina Teerlinc.