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Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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Seven of the figures derive from Holbein's group portrait Sir Thomas More with his Family and Household (1527–1528), which was destroyed in the eighteenth century. Its appearance is recorded in a copy by Lockey at Nostell Priory, Yorkshire, and in Holbein's preliminary drawing in the Kuntsmuseum, Basle, reproduced four of the figures probably painted from life by Lockey. The portrait of Anne More, hanging in the background, is presumably a copy of a portrait of c.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

1593

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 227.4 x W 330.2 cm

Accession number

2765

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Emslie John Horniman, 1935

Work type

Painting


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