Queen Catharine Howard

Date:
1751
Creator:
Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780)
Publisher/Studio:
London: Knapton

This portrait of Queen Catherine Howard (1525-1542), fifth wife of King James I, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Catherine was beheaded less than two years after marrying the king on charges of treason (i.e. adultery). The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 1/8", W: 11 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0055
Institution:
American Heritage Archives