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Portraits of Sir Thomas More



Contemporary Portraits of Sir Thomas More:
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Sir Thomas More, c.1526. Sketch by Hans Holbein, the Younger. Royal Collection.
Sir Thomas More, c.1526.
Hans Holbein, the Younger.
© Royal Collection.

Sir Thomas More, c.1527. Sketch by Hans Holbein, the Younger. Royal Collection.
Sir Thomas More, c.1527.
Hans Holbein, the Younger.
© Royal Collection.

Sir Thomas More, c.1527. Hans Holbein, the Younger. Frick Collection, NY.
Sir Thomas More, 1527.
Hans Holbein, the Younger.
© Frick Collection, New York.

Sir Thomas More, 16th c. After Hans Holbein, the Younger. NPG.
Sir Thomas More, late 16th-c.
After Hans Holbein, the Younger.
©National Portrait Gallery, London.

Sir Thomas More, 16th c. After Hans Holbein, the Younger. Philip Mould, Ltd.
Sir Thomas More, 16th-c.
After Hans Holbein, the Younger.
© Philip Mould, Ltd.

Sir Thomas More, 16th c. After Hans Holbein, the Younger. Philip Mould, Ltd.
Sir Thomas More, 16th-c.
After Hans Holbein, the Younger.
© Philip Mould, Ltd.

Sir Thomas More, 16th c. After Hans Holbein, the Younger. NPG.
Sir Thomas More, late 16th-c.
After Hans Holbein, the Younger.
©National Portrait Gallery, London.

Sir Thomas More, 16th c. After Hans Holbein, the Younger. NPG.
Sir Thomas More, late 16th-c.
After Hans Holbein, the Younger.
©National Portrait Gallery, London.


More Family Group Portraits:

Hans Holbein, the Younger, who had been recommended to More by his friend, Erasmus, arrived in England in 1526. Next year, he began a painting of Sir Thomas More and his family. A preparatory sketch for the original survives, but the painting itself was destroyed by fire in the eighteenth century. Fortunately, paintings which were created based on it by Rowland Lockey in the late sixteenth century, survive. The Nostell Priory painting is thought to be a close likeness to the original, while the National Portrait Gallery and the V & A paintings include additional family members, descendants of More. These two are thought to have been commissioned by Thomas More, grandson of Sir Thomas More, the gentleman with the tall hat on the right in these paintings.

Study for the Family Portrait of Sir Thomas More. Sketch by Hans Holbein, the Younger, c. 1527.
Study for the Family Portrait of Sir Thomas More.
Sketch by Hans Holbein, the Younger, c. 1527.
Kupferstichkabinett, Öffentliche Kunstsammlung, Basle.


Sir Thomas More and his Family. Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein, the Younger. 1593. Nostell Priory.
Sir Thomas More and his Family.
Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein, the Younger. 1593.
Nostell Priory, West Yorkshire.


Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants. Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein, the Younger. 1593. NPG.
Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants.
Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein, the Younger. 1593.
©National Portrait Gallery, London.


Sir Thomas More and his Family. Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein, the Younger. 1593. Victoria and Albert Museum.
Sir Thomas More and his Family.
Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein, the Younger. 1593.
© The Victoria and Albert Museum.






Later Art Inspired by the Life of Sir Thomas More:


Antoine Caron. 'The Arrest and Supplication of Sir Thomas More, 16th-century.
The Arrest and Supplication of Sir Thomas More. 16th-c.
Antoine Caron. Les musées de Blois, France.

Sir Thomas More and Bishop John Fisher.
Sir Thomas More and Bishop Fisher. 17th-c.
Unknown artist. ©Philip Mould, Ltd.

Charles Landseer. 'Margaret Roper', c. 1832. Ferens Art Gallery, Hull.
Margaret Roper with the Head of Sir Thomas More. c.1832.
Charles Landseer. Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, England.

John Rogers Herbert. 'Sir Thomas More and his Daughter', 1844. Tate Collection
Sir Thomas More and his Daughter, 1844.
John Rogers Herbert. © Tate Collection.

Edward Matthew Ward. 'Sir Thomas More Bids Farewell to his daughter, mid 19th-century.
Sir Thomas More Bids Farewell
to his Daughter
, mid 19th-c.
Edward Matthew Ward.
Lucy Madox Brown. 'Margaret Roper Rescuing the Head of Her Father,' 1873.
Margaret Roper Rescuing
the Head of Her Father
, 1873.
Lucy Madox Brown.
J. E. Hodgson, 'Holbein's Studio', 1861
Holbein's Studio, 1861.
John Evan Hodgson
Wolverhampton Art Gallery,
West Midlands, UK.




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