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Jane Seymour

(1508 or 1509-1537), Third Queen of Henry VIII

Sitter associated with 12 portraits
Jane Seymour was born at Wolf Hall, Wiltshire, probably in 1509. She was the sister of Edward Seymour, later Duke of Somerset, and Thomas Seymour, Lord High Admiral. She came to Henry VIII's notice as a lady-in-waiting, first to Katherine of Aragon and then to Anne Boleyn. Jane married the king in May 1536, less than a fortnight after Anne's execution, and in October 1537 she fulfilled Henry's most pressing ambition and gave birth to a son, later to become King Edward VI. Jane died twelve days later and was deeply mourned by Henry, who ordered that he would be buried beside her at Windsor.

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Jane Seymour, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D4061

Jane Seymour

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1648
NPG D4061

Jane Seymour, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D24182

Jane Seymour

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, possibly 1707
NPG D24182

Jane Seymour, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9086

Jane Seymour

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1707
NPG D9086

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour, by George Vertue, after  Remigius van Leemput, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D42238

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour

by George Vertue, after Remigius van Leemput, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1737
NPG D42238

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour, by George Vertue, after  Remigius van Leemput, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D18545

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour

by George Vertue, after Remigius van Leemput, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1737
NPG D18545

Jane Seymour, probably by Jacobus Houbraken - NPG D24184

Jane Seymour

probably by Jacobus Houbraken
line engraving, possibly 1746
NPG D24184

Jane Seymour, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24181

Jane Seymour

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24181

Jane Seymour, by Anthony Cardon, published by  John Chamberlaine, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D20148

Jane Seymour

by Anthony Cardon, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1 June 1812
NPG D20148

Jane Seymour, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17183

Jane Seymour

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, July 1816
NPG D17183

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King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour

by George Vertue, after Remigius van Leemput, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1737
NPG D32813

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