Frederick Hepburn

Memberships (professional bodies)

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries

Career summary

Teacher, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, 1982-2008

Areas of interest / research

Royal portraits from Richard II to Henry VIII (pre-Holbein).

Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture


Portraits of the Later Plantagenets (Woodbridge, 1986).


‘Some posthumous representations of Richard III’, Ricardian, VI, no. 82 (September 1983), pp. 210-19.

‘The portraiture of Lady Margaret Beaufort’, Antiquaries Journal, LXXII (1992), pp. 118-40.

‘The portraiture of Arthur, Prince of Wales’, Journal of the British Archaeological Association, CXLVIII (1995), pp. 148-68.

‘Three portrait busts by Torrigiani: a reconsideration’, Journal of the British Archaeological Association, CLIV (2001), pp. 150-69.

‘The 1505 portrait of Henry VII’, Antiquaries Journal, LXXXVIII (2008), pp. 222-57.

‘The portraiture of Prince Arthur and Katherine of Aragon’, in Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales: Life, Death and Commemoration, ed. by Steven Gunn and Linda Monckton (Woodbridge, 2009), pp. 31-49.

‘The Queen in Exile: Representing Margaret of Anjou in Art and Literature’, in The Fifteenth Century, XI: Concerns and Preoccupations, ed. by Linka Clark (Woodbridge, 2012), pp.61-90.