© National Portrait Gallery, London
Louise of Savoy engraved as Katherine of Aragon
by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, published 1744
14 5/8 in. x 9 1/8 in. (372 mm x 231 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
- Katherine of Aragon (1485-1536), First Queen of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
- Louise of Savoy (1476-1531), Mother of Francis I of France. Sitter in 2 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 314 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780), Engraver. Artist associated with 435 portraits.
- John & Paul Knapton (active 1735-1789), Booksellers and publishers. Artist associated with 290 portraits.
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