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The Magdalen, 1520 
This portrait has been identified as Mary Tudor (sister of Henry VIII), due to being labelled as such in the 19th Century, although this identification has been disputed. The sitter has also been unconvincingly identified as Eleanor of Austria or her sister Catherine. The jar the woman holds usually represents the Magdalen, although this could be a noblewoman who was painted to appear as the saint, to highlight her attributes. 

The Magdalen, 1520 

This portrait has been identified as Mary Tudor (sister of Henry VIII), due to being labelled as such in the 19th Century, although this identification has been disputed. The sitter has also been unconvincingly identified as Eleanor of Austria or her sister Catherine. The jar the woman holds usually represents the Magdalen, although this could be a noblewoman who was painted to appear as the saint, to highlight her attributes. 

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    Interesting! I’ve always seen this portrait identified as Eleanor of Austria.
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