Joan Alleyn

Joan Woodward (c.1573-1623), step daughter of the theatrical manager Philip Henslowe, married in 1592 Edward Alleyn as his first wife. She was burried in the old chapel at Dulwich with a stone inscribed: Here lyeth in Hope of Resurrection, the Body of Joane, the religious and loving wife of Edward Alleyn Esqr. Founder of this College, who departed this mortal Life the 28th of June 1623, being in the 51 year of Her Age.

Currently on display

Artist
British School
Date
1596
Location
Gallery 1
Dimensions
79.1 x 63.2 cm
Materials
Oil on panel
Inscription
Inscribed upper right: AETS 22/ 1596
Acquisition
Probably Alleyn Bequest, 1626
Accession number
DPG444