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Anne of Cleves

(1515-1557), Fourth Queen of Henry VIII

Sitter associated with 14 portraits
Outliving all of Henry VIII's wives, Anne of Cleves was the Queen of England for a brief six months, while married to the King. The wedding was encouraged by Thomas Cromwell and the House of Cleves, both seeking a strong alliance in Europe. Hans Holbein the Younger was sent to paint portraits of Anne and her sister for Henry's consideration, who came to consider the likeness poor and complain that she was plain and uneducated. Despite his resistance, the marriage went ahead on January 6 1540, but was annulled on the grounds that it was unconsummated in July of the same year. Anne received Hever House in the settlement and remained on good terms with Henry, often being referred to as the King's beloved sister.

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Anne of Cleves, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D11254

Anne of Cleves

by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1648
NPG D11254

Anne of Cleves, by F. Patton, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24187

Anne of Cleves

by F. Patton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24187

Anne of Cleves, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D10541

Anne of Cleves

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1707
NPG D10541

Anne of Cleves, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D10542

Anne of Cleves

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1707
NPG D10542

Anne of Cleves, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D10543

Anne of Cleves

by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1707
NPG D10543

Anne of Cleves, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24188

Anne of Cleves

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1739
NPG D24188

Anne of Cleves, by Jacobus Houbraken, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9087

Anne of Cleves

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1739
NPG D9087

Anne of Cleves, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D42237

Anne of Cleves

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1739
NPG D42237

Anne of Cleves, by T. Woodman, by  Henry Mutlow, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D10544

Anne of Cleves

by T. Woodman, by Henry Mutlow, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1 August 1784
NPG D10544

Called Anne of Cleves, by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by  John Chamberlaine, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D19386

Called Anne of Cleves

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 3 June 1796
NPG D19386

'King Henry VIII and his Six Wives', designed by William K. Harper, manufactured by  Doulton & Co Ltd - NPG D48093

'King Henry VIII and his Six Wives'

designed by William K. Harper, manufactured by Doulton & Co Ltd
coloured and glazed earthenware, 1990
NPG D48093

Katherine of Aragon; Anne Boleyn; Jane Seymour; Anne of Cleves; unknown woman, formerly known as Catherine Howard; Katherine Parr, printed by Harrison & Sons Ltd, issued by  The Post Office, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D49645

Katherine of Aragon; Anne Boleyn; Jane Seymour; Anne of Cleves; unknown woman, formerly known as Catherine Howard; Katherine Parr

printed by Harrison & Sons Ltd, issued by The Post Office, after Hans Holbein the Younger
sheet of six colour photogravure postage stamps, issued 21 January 1997
NPG D49645

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