THE LEWIS WALPOLE LIBRARY, YALE UNIVERSITY
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This item is located in the Holbein Chamber.

Portrait of Catherine of Arragon, first wife of Henry 8th

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000089
Holbein, Hans, the elder (German painter, ca.1465-1524)


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Strawberry Hill History

Location: Holbein Chamber

1774 Description: Catherine of Arragon, first wife of Henry 8th. by Holbein: it was in the collection of sir Robert Walpole, and has been engraved among the Illustrious Heads. (59)

1784 Description: Catherine of Arragon,* first wife of Henry 8th. by Holbein: it was in the collection of sir Robert Walpole, and has been engraved among the Illustrious Heads. * Vertue thought it to be Catherine duchess of bar, sister of Henry 4th of France, and so it probably is. (44)

Sale Text: A Portrait of Catherine of Arragon, first Queen of Henry VIII by Holbein This picture is very powerful in effect, it has been engraved by Vertue for the Illustrious Heads.

Object History

Provenance: Collection of Sir Robert Walpole to Horace Walpole; 1842, May 17, Strawberry Hill Sale, Day 20, Lot 31 bt Browne, 32.11.

Exhibition History: "The treasure houses of Britain: five hundred years of private patronage and art collecting." National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C. [Not Horace Walpole's?]

Bibliography: Anecdotes I, 90
Gervase Jackson-Stops (ed.), The Treasure houses of Britain: five hundred years of private patronage and art collecting (Washington, D.C.: National Gallery of Art, 1985). No. 39 under "Tudor Renaissance" [Not Horace Walpole's?]