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Robert Howlett (1831-58)

'Lady Grey- (Margaret Wootton)' 1857

Albumen print | 21.5 x 16.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2081385

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Photograph of a painting of a half length portrait of Lady Margaret Wotton, Marchioness of Dorset (1487-1541) standing, facing a quarter to the right. She gazes ahead, away from the viewer. She holds her hands together in front of her waist. She wears a head covering known as a gable hood, multiple necklaces, multiple rings and a ermine lined cloak. A number on a piece of paper, largely obscured, can be seen in the lower left corner.

At the time of the photograph, the painting was attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger (c.1497-1543). The work is now believed to have been created by a follower of Holbein.

  • Creator(s)

    Robert Howlett (1831-58) (photographer)

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    After a work by a follower of Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Margaret, Marchioness of Dorset (d. in or after 1535)
  • 21.5 x 16.8 cm (image)

    54.5 x 35.3 cm (page dimensions)

  • Presented to Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings