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Hans Holbein the Younger


Portrait of Henry Brandon.

1541. Vellum mounted on playing card. Royal Collection, Windsor, UK. Read Note.

Hans Holbein. Portrait of Henry Brandon.

Henry and Charles Brandon, sons of Charles Brandon (1484-1545), Duke of Suffolk, and Lady Mary, sister of Henry VIII, were schoolfellows of Prince Edward. The brothers died of the notorious ‘sweating sickness’ within an hour of each other in 1551.
See: Hans Holbein. Portrait of Henry Brandon. Portrait of Charles Brandon.