Could This Really Be Mary Howard?

While searching for Google for the Holbein sketch of Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond and Somerset yesterday, I came across this miniature that is by the same artist.

The question remains…is this TRULY Mary Howard? Let’s compare it to the portraits of her parents and see if there is any resemblance.

It’s always hard to know by comparing portraits because they are not pictures. What if we look at the sketch Holbein did?

Mary Howard, Duchess of Richmond & Somerset / Hans Holbein the Younger

Only time will tell but hopefully we can get those who know better to look into this further.

Source of new miniature: Nationalmuseum

If you know more please let us know!


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