© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Anthony Cardon, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured stipple engraving, published 1 June 1812
10 1/2 in. x 6 1/4 in. (267 mm x 158 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Jane Seymour (1508 or 1509-1537), Third Queen of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 12 portraits.
- Anthony Cardon (1772-1813), Engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 67 portraits.
- John Chamberlaine (active 1792-1802), Publisher. Artist associated with 20 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 314 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
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