by W.S. Wilkinson, after Edward Pretty, probably after Master John Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, mid 19th century
17 in. x 10 1/8 in. (432 mm x 257 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Katherine Parr (1512-1548), Sixth Queen of Henry VIII. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Master John (active 1544-1545). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- Edward Pretty (1792-1865). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
- W.S. Wilkinson (active 1842), Etcher and engraver. Artist associated with 3 portraits.
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