George Perfect Harding (British, circa 1780-1853), after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, circa 1497-1543)
Edward VI (15371553), King of England (1547-1553), wearing dark red doublet with gold embroidery, white tasselled collar, crimson over doublet with gold embroidery and ermine trim, jewel-set gilt-metal collar, black hat studded with pearls and dressed with a small white plume.
Watercolour on card heightened with gold, inscribed on the reverse Edward VI/ Harding/ after/ Holbein, gilt-metal frame with pierced spiral cresting, the reverse engraved Edward VI.
Oval, 46mm (1 13/16in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 9 November 1944, lot 40, sold to S.H.R. Harris for £12