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The Judde Memorial

From the inscriptions on the front it is clear that the portrait commemorates a marriage. From his coat-of-arms it seems likely that the man is William Judde, second son of Thomas Judde of Wykforde, Essex. There seems to be no record of his marriage, but his bride may tentatively be identified by her coat-of-arms as either Joan or Anne Cromwell, daughters of Walter Cromwell, whose brother Sir Richard was related by marriage to the Judde family.

Currently on display

Artist
British School
Date
c.1560
Location
Gallery 1
Dimensions
80 x 102.2 cm
Materials
Oil on oak panel
Inscription
Inscribed, top: AETATIS SVE 47 and THVS:CONSVMYTHE:OVR:TYME; on the wool sacks beside the candle: GOOD LEMSTER. p. DAELL; upper centre :WE.BEHOWLDE.OWER.ENDE; lower centre: ANo 1560 and THE.WORDE.OF.GOD/ HATHE.KNIT VS.TWAYNE/ AND.DEATH.SHALL.VS./ DIVIDE.AGAYNE; and, at the bottom: LYVE:TO:DYE:AND:DYE TO LYVE ETERNALLY. The original frame is inscribed:WHEN WE ARE DEADE AND IN OWR GRAVES, AND ALL OWRE BONES ARE ROTTUN, BY THIS SHALL WE REMEMBERD BE, WHEN WE SHULDE BE FORGOTTYN.
Acquisition
Cartwright Bequest, 1686
Accession number
DPG354
Notes
Adopted by Hilary Rosser, 1996