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    Catherine Howard was beheaded with a single stroke, and her body was buried in an unmarked grave in the nearby chapel of St. Peter ad Vincula, where the bodies of her cousins, Anne and George Boleyn.

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    • Cro Page

      Not officially a picture of Catherine Howard, Queen of England, 5th wife of King Henry VIII and second to be beheaded - but this youthful pretty wilful face is so much more likely than the pictures generally associated with the poor silly young woman!

    • Dawn

      "Portrait of a Young Woman, Style of Hans Holbein the Younger, English, about 1540–50." - an example of a French Hood that IS NOT black, gold, or red... instead it is white (with red, gold, and black...)

    • Edie Engel

      Portrait of a Young Woman, Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger. Metropolitan Museum "The style of this young woman's sumptuous attire indicates that she was most likely a member of the English royal court from about 1540–47, during the time of Catherine Howard and Catherine Parr. The woman must have been of the highest levels of society, although her exact identity remains elusive. "

    • Tess

      Portrait of a Young Woman Style of Hans Holbein the Younger (British, about 1540–50)  Medium: Oil on wood

    • Tudor History

      Is this the face of Catherine Howard? This portrait is on display at the Met museum in New York and is titled ‘Portrait of a Young Woman in the style of Hans Holbein the Younger’ however, many people believe it could well be Henry's 5th wife, Catherine Howard

    • Hannah LaParisienne

      Portrait of a Young Woman Style of Hans Holbein the Younger (English, about 1540–50)  Medium: Oil on wood Dimensions: 11 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. (28.3 x 23.2 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 Accession Number: 49.7.30

    • Sherri Filley

      A gorgeous portrait of a young woman from 1540-1550. This painting is done in the style of Hans Holbein the Younger, the artist who painted the famous portrait of Anne of Cleves. I think it is interesting to see the French hood and the bodice shape, reminding me of the Tudor era, yet the sleeves are not the ones we usually see with this style. It makes me wonder where this young lady was from! At the Met Museum.

    • Charlie

      My first thought when I saw the painting is that it must surely be a portrait of Catherine Howard, the unfortunate fifth wife of Henry VIII. It is listed in the collections of the Met Museum, New York as ‘Portrait of a Young Woman in the style of Hans Holbein the Younger’ but a look through the work’s provenance reveals that I am not the only one to wonder if perhaps this is not just a genuine Holbein but also a painting of the elusive Catherine Howard.

    • Suzanne Maisonette de Madness

      16th Century portrait of a young woman. By Holbein the younger.

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