Hans Holbein, portrait of Jane Small

Hans Holbein, portrait of Jane Small

Hans Holbein (1497-1543)
Portrait of Jane Small, born Pemberton
About 1540
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to a playing card
Inscribed on either side of her head in Latin, 'In the 23rd year of her age'
Museum no. P.40-1935
Purchased with funds from the Captain H.B. Murray Bequest, Viscount Bearsted and the National Art Collections Fund

Jane and her husband Nicholas Small, a wealthy merchant, lived in the neighbouring parish to Hans Holbein in London.