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Ann Bullen Queen of K. Henry VIII

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1738 (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:

    Engraving and etching on paper

  • Museum number:

    21810

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Portrait, head and shoulders, turned and facing to left. The sitter is wearing a peaked cap, decorated with pearls. The portrait is set in an oval border. Beneath is a putto holding a torch and revealing a severed head and axe.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1738 (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

Engraving and etching on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Ann Bullen Queen of K. Henry VIII'
Lettered in the border

'J. Houbraken sculps. Amst. In the Collection of the late Earl of Bradford. Impensis J. & P. Knapton Londini 1738. Holbein pinx.'
Lettered below

Dimensions

Height: 37.9 cm, Width: 24 cm

Object history note

This print is from Birch's 'Lives'.

Descriptive line

Head and shoulders portrait of Anne Boleyn in an oval border. Etching and engraving by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein, 1738.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Queen; Pearls; Putto; Hat; Axe; Head

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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