A circular miniature of Jane Small that was originally catalogued as Mrs Robert Pemberton.
Portrait of Mrs Jane Small by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 15361540
© V&A Picture Library
- 5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £2,597 ( Total: £6,195)
- Acquired in:
- 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 Smalls 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.
Mr J Heywood Hawkins, 1865; Mr Pierpont Morgan, New York; Lord Duveen, 1935