After Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)
Jane Seymour (British, 1508/09–1547)
Etching; only state
sheet: 5 3/16 x 4 1/4 in. (13.2 x 10.8 cm)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Not on view
Portrait of Jane Seymour; half length, to the right; wearing four-sided peaked bonnet with black veil, and low square-cut bodice bordered with pearls and a large jewel, pearls around her neck from which hangs another jewel with pendant pearl; in on oval; after Holbein.
Inscription: In plate: 'Iohanna Seymovr Regina Henri/ ci VIII Regis Angliae Vxor 3a Edwardi 6h Mater/ HHolbein pinxit;" lower center: "W:Hollar fecit aqua forti, ex. Collectione Arundeliana 1648'
Marking: Album sheet with numbers '295', Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein, Vaduz and Vienna; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Pennington 1427 only state; New Hollstein (Hollar part III) 977 only state
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.
Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.