Mary, Queen Of Scots

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

This portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots (1542-1587), is accompanied by a biographical treatise. It is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 7/8", W: 11 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0050
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Queen Anne Of Cleves

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

This portrait of Queen Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), the fourth wife of Henry VIII is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Anne's marriage to Henry VII was never consummated and was ultimately annulled. It is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18", W: 10 15/16"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0051
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Catharine Of Arragon

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

This portrait of Catharine of Aragon (1485-1536), the first wife of Henry VIII and later wife to Arthur, Prince of Wales, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Catharine also served as the first ambassador in European history when she was appointed ambassador to the Spanish court. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 1/4", W: 11 1/2"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0052
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Henry, Prince Of Wales

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

This portrait of Henry Frederick Stuart, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Henry was the son of King James I, but predeceased his father. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 19 3/8", W: 11 1/4"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0053
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

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

Queen Elizabeth, Wife Of King Henry Vii

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

This portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), wife of King Henry VII and mother of King Henry VIII, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. Elizabeth of York is the only English queen to have been a daughter, mother, sister, niece and wife of English monarchs during her lifetime. The engraving is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 11/16", W: 11 7/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0056
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Queen Jane Seymour, Wife Of King Henry Viii

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

This portrait of Queen Jane Seymour (1508-1537), the third wife of Henry VIII, is accompanied by a biographical treatise. She died shortly after the birth of her first child. It is from the series "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" by Thomas Birch.

Description (physical):

H: 18 5/16", W: 11 3/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0057
Institution:
American Heritage Archives