Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543)
Anne Cresacre (c.1511-1577) c.1527
Black and coloured chalks | 37.2 x 26.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912270
A portrait drawing of Anne Cresacre (c.1511-1577), wife of John More the Younger. A half-length portrait facing three-quarters to the right. She wears a double band headdress, a dress with a square décolletage, and is seated on a roughly sketched chair. This drawing is a preparatory study for the More family group (now destroyed).
ProvenanceEdward 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
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