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Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein, in the Collection of His Majesty, for the Portraits of Illustrious Persons of the Court of Henry VIII

Engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (Italian, worked in Italy, England, and Portugal, 1728–1815), Engraved by Conrad Martin Metz (German, 1749–1827), Engraved by Charles Knight (English, 1743–1826), After Hans Holbein, the Younger (German, 1497 or 1498–1543), Printer William Bulmer (English, 1757–1830), Publisher John Chamberlaine (English, 1745–1812)

Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

ESTC (RLIN): T140028; Abbey, Life in England, 205; Ray, Illustrator and Book in England, 19


Overall: 56 x 43 x 5 cm (22 1/16 x 16 15/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 84 color stipple engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(London: W. Bulmer, for John Chamberlaine, 1792[-1800]) Large folio; 71 leaves, plus 83 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped red morocco.

Reproductive engravings after portrait drawings by Hans Holbein the Younger

London: W. Bulmer, for John Chamberlaine, 1792[-1800]


Acquired in 1918 by William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent