Portrait of a Lady, sometimes identified as Anne Boleyn by Hans Holbein the Younger

The sheet was originally part of the 'Great Booke' of portrait drawings by Holbein of members of the court of Henry VIII, at Windsor Castle.

Details

Medium:
Black chalk & ink touched with red chalk, white bodycolour, & yellow wash on pink prepared paper
Dimensions:
32 x 24 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £73,710)
Acquired in:
1975
Vendor:
Leggatt's

Provenance

probably detached from book in later 17th century; Jonathan Richardson the elder; according to an account by his son, lent to the 3rd Earl of Bradford and never returned; thence by descent.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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