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James Butler, later 9th Earl of Ormond and 2nd Earl of Ossory (c.1496-1546)


Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543) (artist)
Creation Date: 
Black and coloured chalks, white bodycolour, red, blue-grey, and brown wash, pen and ink, and brush and ink on pale pink prepared paper
40.1 x 29.2 cm
P(H) 23
RL 12263
Acquirer: Edward VI, King of England (1537-53)
Edward VI, 1547; Henry FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel; by whom bequeathed to John, Lord Lumley, 1580; by whom probably bequeathed to Henry, Prince of Wales, 1609, and thus inherited by Prince Charles (later Charles I), 1612; by whom exchanged with Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, 1627/8; by whom given to Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel; acquired by Charles II by 1675

A portrait drawing of James Bulter (c.1496-1546), who became the 9th Earl of Ormond and the 2nd Earl of Ossory after this drawing was made. A half length portrait facing three-quarters to the right. He is shown wearing a red cap and slashed gown. Inscribed in an eighteenth-century hand at upper centre: Ormond. This drawing was previously identified as Thomas Boleyn, Earl of Wiltshire, the father of Anne Boleyn.

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Additional Acquirers: Prince Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1st son of James I, King of Great Britain (1594-1612)
Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours