Portrait of Mrs Jane Small by Hans Holbein the Younger

A circular miniature of Jane Small that was originally catalogued as Mrs Robert Pemberton.

Details

Medium:
Gouache
Dimensions:
5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£2,597 ( Total: £6,195)
Acquired in:
1935
Vendor:
Lord Duveen (coll P Morgan)

She wears a black dress and a white chemisette, clasped with a golden collar. On her corsage is a red carnation, and she holds a leaf. The background is ultramarine blue. Mr Pemberton's coat of arms is on the back. Jane Small’s maiden name was Pemberton and she was the wife of Nicholas Small, a rich London merchant. The attribution is thought more likely than that of Mrs R Pemberton, the wife of an obscure Northamptonshire country gentleman.

Provenance

Mr J Heywood Hawkins, 1865; Mr Pierpont Morgan, New York; Lord Duveen, 1935

Venue details

V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum) Cromwell Road, London London SW7 2RL 020 7942 2000 www.vam.ac.uk

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