"Queen Jane Seymour" Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780)

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"Queen Jane Seymour" Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780)

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Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780)
"Queen Jane Seymour"
Steel engraving
14 1/2 x 9 inches
Not signed
1746

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Jacobus Houbraken is a famous dutch artist born Christmas day 1698 in Dordrecth later moving to Amsterdam. His father was Arnold Houbraken who was also an artist and biographer. Jacobus learned the art of engraving from his father as he was helping Arnold with his art historical work The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters (1718-1721). It was with this particular project he made portraits of all the big Dutch celebrities and then later doing the kings and queens. His work became quite famous through his collaboration with Thomas Birch and George Vertue while working on a project entitled Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain published (1743-1752) which this piece is from. 

This steel engraving of Queen Jane Seymour, Henry VIII's wife, is a rare engraving and in good condition. With an uneven cut right margin and slight foxing along the edges this piece once framed will be immaculate in appearance. The lines are nice and crisp and the work on paper is in fabulous condition with minimal foxing. Everything from the cherub hiding his face to the elaborate dress Queen Jane is wearing is stunning. The image in the stone below depicts the death of Jane while giving birth to her son with Henry VIII weeping over her body. The quality is second to none and it's quite obvious why Jacobus Houbraken is still well known for his works today.   

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