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Jane Seymour Queen Houbraken portrait engraving print

Jane Seymour, Queen of Henry VIII


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Original antique portrait print


Jane Seymour (c. 1508 - 1537) was Queen of England from 1536 to 1537 as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as she was the only consort to have a male heir to survive infancy. Houbraken was a Dutch engraver famous for his series of portraits of famous English historical figures with elaborate cartouches.

Additional Information

artist Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780)
method Copper-line engraving
date Originally published 1746, this impression c1820
size 360mm by 230mm (platemark)
SKU PT5339