The Lady Rich.In His Majesty's Collection.
Published as the Act directs, Jan.y 1 1795, by I. Chamberlaine.
Coloured stipple on roseate paper. 430 x 330mm (17 x 13"). Tears to edges.
Elizabeth Jenks, daughter of a well-to-do London spice merchant, married Richard Rich in 1535, with whom she had fifteen children. Richard served as Solicitor General under Henry VIII, playing a part in Cromwell's fall, and as Edward VI's Lord Chancellor 1547-1552. Elizabeth died in 1588. Their great-grandson was Nathaniel Rich, a colonel in the New Model Army. After Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8 - 1543), for 'Portraits of Illustrious Personages of the Court of Henry VIII Engraved in imitation of the original drawings of Hans Holbein in the Collection of His Majesty, with biographical and historical memoirs' issued in parts between 1792 and 1800.
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