Biography of Pietro Torrigiano
On 29 Jun 1509 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (66) died in the Deanery, Westminster Abbey. She was buried at Henry VII Chapel, Chapels, Westminster Abbey. Her tomb was created by Pietro Torrigiano. The gilded bronze sculpture on the tomb depicts Margaret with her head resting on pillows and her hands raised in prayer, wearing garments characteristic of widowhood; the face was probably sculpted from a death mask.The black marble tomb is embellished with heraldic bronze insignia, including a Yale[Heraldic Badge], her heraldic badge, at her feet.