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Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556), Archbishop of Canterbury

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in 1533 following the death of William Warham, Cranmer carried through Henry VIII's divorce from Katherine of Aragon. In the reign of Edward VI, he was responsible for the first book of Common Prayer published in 1549. As a committed Protestant he was deprived of office under Mary I and imprisoned. Cranmer eventually acknowledged Papal supremacy and the truth of Roman Catholic doctrines except for transubstantiation, but he recanted just before his execution.

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4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4165

D17084

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
woodcut, 16th century
NPG D17084

D23436

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
NPG D23436

D24945

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D24945

D34253

Thomas Cranmer; Henry Cole

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D34253

D34254

Thomas Cranmer; Juan de Villagarcia

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563 or after
NPG D34254

D23051

The Reformation

by Unknown artist
line engraving, late 16th century
NPG D23051

D24937

Thomas Cranmer

possibly by Willem de Passe
line engraving, possibly 17th century
NPG D24937

D9467

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D9467

D42454

The Primitive Reformers

by Unknown artist
etching, 17th century
NPG D42454

D24146

King Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer

by Robert White
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D24146

D24908

Thomas Cranmer

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1679
NPG D24908

D24926

5 Bishops including Nicholas Ridley, Hugh Latimer, Thomas Cranmer, John Hooper and Robert Farrar

possibly by Thomas Bowles Sr, or by Thomas Bowles Jr
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24926

D24938

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24938

D24941

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24941

D24943

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24943

D19937

'The Bishops who suffer'd Martyrdom for the Protestant Faith; under the Persecution of Queen Mary I'

by and sold by Robert White, printed and sold by John King
line engraving, published circa 1700
NPG D19937

D24905

Thomas Cranmer

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1707
NPG D24905

D20363

Thomas Cranmer

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst
line engraving, published 1707
NPG D20363

D24833

Thomas Cranmer

by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1711
NPG D24833

D34234

Thomas Cranmer

by George Vertue, after Gerlach Flicke
line engraving, published 1711
NPG D34234

D9464

King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer

by Philip Simms
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D9464

D24906

Thomas Cranmer

by Richard Houston
mezzotint, 1759
NPG D24906

D1569

Thomas Cranmer

by Richard Houston, after Gerlach Flicke
mezzotint, 1759
NPG D1569

D24942

Thomas Cranmer

by Thomas Trotter, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1779
NPG D24942

D24831

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24831

D24832

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24832

D24907

Thomas Cranmer

by Samuel Freeman
stipple engraving, possibly early to mid 19th century
NPG D24907

D24909

Thomas Cranmer

by Anthony Cardon
stipple engraving, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24909

D24939

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
etching, possibly early 19th century
NPG D24939

D24940

Thomas Cranmer

by Samuel Freeman
stipple engraving, probably early to mid 19th century
NPG D24940

D34235

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, 19th century
NPG D34235

D16206

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
coloured etching, 19th century
NPG D16206

D14855

Thomas Cranmer

by Charles Picart, published by Lackington, Allen & Co, and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, after William Haines, after Gerlach Flicke
stipple engraving, published circa 1820
NPG D14855

D41893

Thomas Cranmer

by Charles Picart, after Gerlach Flicke
stipple and line engraving, 1823 (1545)
NPG D41893

D24944

Thomas Cranmer

after Unknown artist
stipple engraving, published 1825
NPG D24944