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Catherine Howard Queen Houbraken portrait engraving print

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Catherine Howard, Queen of Henry VIII


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Original antique portrait print


Catherine Howard (c. 1523 - 1542) was Queen of England from 1540 until 1541, as the fifth wife of Henry VIII. Catherine married Henry VIII on 28 July 1540, at Oatlands Palace, in Surrey, almost immediately after the annulment of his marriage to Anne of Cleves was arranged. However, Catherine Howard was beheaded after less than two years of marriage to Henry on the grounds of treason for committing adultery while married to the King. Houbraken was a Dutch engraver famous for his series of portraits of famous English historical figures with elaborate cartouches.

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artist Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) after Holbein
method Copper-line engraving
date Originally published c1739, this impression c1820
size 360mm by 230mm (platemark)
SKU PT5336