- Full Title : Court Beauties of Old Whitehall: Historiettes of the Restoration
- Author : ,
- Publisher : Library of Alexandria
- ISBN Code : 1465592105
- Pages : 325
- Format : Pdf - ePub
- Language : English
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Forty-four of Holbein's finest portrait drawings, created while he worked as court painter to Henry VIII, including Sir Thomas More, Jane Seymour, the Prince of Wales, Anne Boleyn, and dozens more.
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