Jane Seymour

around 1536/37, Artist: Hans Holbein d. J.



Jane Seymour

Holbein became court painter to Henry VIII of England in 1536. Among the first of his paintings in the service of the King was this portrait of Jane Seymour (1509–1537). As lady-in-waiting she had served two Queens consecutively, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn, until she herself became the third wife of the English King immediately after the execution of Anne in 1536. Jane died the following year after the birth of the couple’s son and heir to the throne, Edward.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal XI

Object data

Object Name





around 1536/37


Hans Holbein d. J. (1497 Augsburg - 1543 London) - GND


oak wood


spätere Anstückungen (links 4 cm rechts 3,1 cm) unter dem Rahmen: later additions (left 4 cm right 3.1 cm) under the frame: 65,4 x 40,7 cm
Overall: 65,5 cm × 47 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 881


Maybe identical with the "Portrait showing a Queen of England", which Karel van Mander described in his "Schilder-boeck" in 1604 and which he had seen in the Warmoestraat in Amsterdam; in 1654 probably Coll. Count Arundel; in 1720 in the gallery documented.


Jane Seymour (1513 - 1537) - GND

100 Meisterwerke - Jane Seymour - Hans Holbein d. J.

IGS - Jane Seymour - Holbein

OESG - Jane Seymour - Holbein

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