A portrait drawing of Anne Cresacre (c.1511-77), wife of John More the Younger. A half-length portrait facing three-quarters to the right. She wears a double band headdress, a dress with a square décolletage, and is seated on a roughly sketched chair. This drawing is a preparatory study for the More family group (now destroyed).


  • Title: Anne Cresacre (c.1511-77)
  • Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger
  • Date Created: c.1526 - c.1527
  • Physical Dimensions: w266 x h372 mm
  • Type: Prints & drawings
  • Rights: Supplied by Royal Collection Trust / (c) HM Queen Elizabeth II 2012
  • External Link: http://www.rct.uk/collection/912270
  • Medium: Black and coloured chalks
  • Support: paper
  • Provenance: Edward VI, 1547; Henry FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel; by whom bequeathed to John, Lord Lumley, 1580; by whom probably bequeathed to Henry, Prince of Wales, 1609, and thus inherited by Prince Charles (later Charles I), 1612; by whom exchanged with Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, 1627/8; by whom given to Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel; acquired by Charles II by 1675

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