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Anne of Cleves

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1740 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houbraken, Jacobus, born 1698 - died 1780 (engraver)
    Holbein, Hans II the younger, born 1497 - died 1543 (artist)
    John & Paul Knapton (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and engraving on laid paper

  • Museum number:

    27117

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Portrait, bust-length, in an oval border with rococo decoration. The sitter is wearing a cap, crucifix, pearls and lace collar. Beneath the border is a cherub gesturing to a crown.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1740 (published)

Artist/maker

Houbraken, Jacobus, born 1698 - died 1780 (engraver)
Holbein, Hans II the younger, born 1497 - died 1543 (artist)
John & Paul Knapton (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and engraving on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Ann of Cleves Queen of K Henry VIII.'
Lettered within the border

'Holbein pinxit. In the Collection of Thomas Barret Esqr. Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini 1740. J. Houbraken Sculps. Amst 1739'
Lettered beneath

Dimensions

Height: 52.5 cm, Width: 34.6 cm

Object history note

This print is from Birch's 'Lives'.

Descriptive line

Print, bust-length portrait of Anne of Cleves in a rococo border. Etching and engraving by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein, 1740.

Materials

Laid paper

Techniques

Engraving; Etching

Subjects depicted

Crucifix; Pearls; Crown; Putto; Queen; Lace

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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