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Portraits of Illustrious Personages: The Court of Henry VIII London: 1828, after the Original Drawings of Hans Holbein

Portraits of Illustrious Personages: The Court of Henry VIII London: 1828, after the Original Drawings of Hans Holbein

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Portraits Of Illustrious Personages Of The Court Of Henry VIII. 1828. Folio

London: William Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing-Office, 1828. (HOLBEIN, HANS) Second edition. With 84 hand- colored stipple engravings after drawings by Hans Holbein in the Royal collections. Printed on pink or white paper. Unpaginated. Contemporary 3/4 red morocco, six panelled spine with gilt lettering. Marbled end papers.

A handsome collection of portraits, many printed on flesh colored paper (as were the original drawings), with letterpress commentaries on the subjects' lives. In addition to the 80 portraits called for in the printed "List of Plates", there are 4 plates which that list omits: the portrait of Holbein himself, that of his wife, and the portraits of Henry and Charles, sons of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. A great antiquarian illustrated book with an outstanding collection of iconic colored engravings of English nobility in the court of King Henry VIII. Many are on flesh colored paper as were the originals by Holbein.

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Dimensions:

Folio: Height 14 in. x Width 10 in.

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SKU: 01tj0000002eYWVAA2

 
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Portraits of Illustrious Personages: The Court of Henry VIII London: 1828, after the Original Drawings of Hans Holbein

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