For the life of me I have not been able to see the Wyatt coat of arms on the verso on the sketch.
I can sort of see a boar's head now, and what looks like a moustache repeated.
The three roses, however, are a dead ringer for the Carey coat of arms.
Though upon further reflection, what I took to be the rose in the middle in the sketch looks like a bird.
«This painting is based on a drawing in the Royal Collection at Windsor. Scholars do not these days attribute it to Holbein, owing to the style of the underdrawing and weaknesses in the execution. Susan Foister believes it to be a workshop portrait painted by an assistant under Holbein's supervision, while John Rowlands believes it is the work of a follower who might have trained under Holbein.»
Surely I am not the only one who has looked at this portrait and thought that it might be George Boleyn?
It would mean that he was a little younger than usually surmised, though, born in 1506/7 rather than 1504.
Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset
«Oil painting on canvas, Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset (?1497-1587), aged 16 (in the manner of Bernaert van Orley) by Thomas Youngerman Gooderson (fl.1846-1868), inscribed across top of painting: THE . DVTCHES . OF . SOMERSET . / ÆTATIS . HER . GRACE, / SVE . I6. A head-and-shoulders portrait of a young woman, turned slightly to the right, gazing to the right, wearing a white coif, brown dress, with dark brown fur collar and with a small chain round her neck and hanging chain tucked into the white triangle of her bodice. The original at Syon House looks Flemish c.1530-90 but is probably not of an English sitter.»
The Lady Jane Grey Reference Guide’s photograph of Lady Katherine Grey and her son, catching the original painting of Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset, aged 16, at Syon House at the same time.
The above engraving is perhaps the most famous image of Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset.
«Portrait of the Duchess of Somerset, three quarter length, nearly full face, standing, holding gloves and miniature; from a picture formerly at Strawberry Hill; after A More; No X in a set of plates; vignette Stipple on chine collé»
This engraving must be based on the same portrait as the engraving above.
Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset
This portrait must be the one the above two engravings are based on and that was in Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection:
«1774 Description: Anne Stanhope duchess of Somerset, second wife of the protector, whose portrait she holds in one hand: a present to Mr. Walpole from Mr. Bateman.»
Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset?
Possible identification is based on the similarity to the Chevening Portrait above. Facial similarity, but also the unusually large hands and arms in both portraits. The fashion is also similar, and entirely in keeping with when Anne Stanhope, Duchess of Somerset would have been at the age of the lady in this portrait.
The sitter is clearly not Mary I Tudor.
The Portrait of a Woman, Sometimes Identified as the Duchess of Suffolk, c.1560 is the same woman as ‘Unknown woman, wearing a cross’ in cloth of silver, nearly half way down your homepage. Thanks.
Cut a long-ish story short: i think it is FG. Thanks.
07.12 | 21:47
It looks like The Tau cross derives from the Egyptian Ankh and basically they are wearing it around their necks, life rebirth, salvation mirror. sun.Stonehenge looks like it is made up of Ts to form c
07.12 | 21:30
are wearing the symbol on effigies at Ingham church Norfolk and Henry StanleyD1528 at Hillingdon Middlesex.Countess Jacquline of Hainaut and husband Frank Borsele are also wearing the insignia others
07.12 | 21:23
These Queens could of been members of the order and i think the Tau cross is a symbol of the Holy Trinity also.These pendants could of been reliquaries.Lady margaret de Bois and Roger de bois
07.12 | 21:17
I think the Tau cross that they are wearing could be linked to the(knights) order of St Anthony, Mary 1st collar looks like it may represent the knotted girdle/waist cord of st Anthony .