6 of 8 portraits of Margaret Tudor
after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, early 19th century
4 1/8 in. x 3 1/8 in. (104 mm x 80 mm) plate size; 5 1/4 in. x 4 1/8 in. (133 mm x 104 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
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- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
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