Anne, Queen of Hungary wrongly identified as Lady Jane Grey

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Anne, Queen of Hungary wrongly identified as Lady Jane Grey

by Robert William Sievier, and John Brydone, after Hans Maler
stipple engraving, published 4 June 1822
18 in. x 14 in. (458 mm x 357 mm) plate size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D24992

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Artistsback to top

  • John Brydone (active 1822), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 2 portraits.
  • Hans Maler (before 1500-1529), Artist. Artist or producer associated with 4 portraits.
  • Robert William Sievier (1794-1865), Engraver, sculptor and scientist. Artist or producer associated with 16 portraits.

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The inscription on this print claims that the portrait is based on an original picture by Hans Holbein in the collection of Col. Elliott of Nottingham. As with the Heroologia print and others, Hans Holbein's name is frequently associated with erroneously identified portraits of Lady Jane. We cannot say if Col. Elliott deliberately misidentified the portrait or whether he was genuinely mistaken.

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  • NPG D32037: Anne, Queen of Hungary wrongly identified as Lady Jane Grey (from same plate)

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Current affairs

Lord Castlereagh (the Marquis of Londonderry) commits suicide after a blackmail campaign against him.
Tory cabinet joined by liberals George Canning and Robert Peel. Canning is appointed Foreign Secretary.

Art and science

John Nash completes the remodelling of the King's villa, the Brighton Pavilion and begins plans for the new layout of Regent Street and Regent's Park.
The Caledonian Canal opens to link eastern to western Scotland.
The Sunday Times is founded.


David Wilkie exhibits celebrated Chelsea Pensioners at the Royal Academy to commemorate the Battle of Waterloo. It proves so popular a rail has to be erected to protect it.
First major failure of the potato crop in Ireland. A large-scale public works programme is implemented to provide employment.

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