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Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Lord Chancellor, classical scholar, author of 'Utopia' and canonized 1935

Sitter associated with 53 portraits
The great humanist scholar and author of Utopia, More became Henry VIII's Lord Chancellor in 1529. He opposed the King's divorce from Katherine of Aragon and refused to take the Oath of Supremacy, which acknowledged Henry as head of the Church of England. He was executed for treason in 1535 and canonised by the Catholic Church in 1935.

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D1

Sir Thomas More and his Family

by F. Strickland
pen and ink, probably 19th century
NPG D1

D23246

Sir Thomas More

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D23246

D17483

Sir Thomas More

by Henry Bone, after Hans Holbein the Younger
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, July 1813 (1527)
NPG D17483

D5295

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1817
NPG D5295

D5296

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1817
NPG D5296

D5297

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1817
NPG D5297

D5298

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1817
NPG D5298

D24316

The Family of Sir Thomas More

by Thomas Anthony Dean, published by William Pickering, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1829
NPG D24316

D19004

Sir Thomas More

by Samuel Taylor, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, (circa 1525-1550)
NPG D19004

D39011

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
albumen print, (circa 1527)
NPG D39011

D39012

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
red tonal carbon print, (circa 1527)
NPG D39012

D39014

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

after Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
gelatin silver print, (1593-1594)
NPG D39014

D19782

Sir Thomas More

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke), published by Compton Holland
line engraving, published circa 1618-1619
NPG D19782

D19185

Sir Thomas More

possibly by Crispijn de Passe the Elder, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1620
NPG D19185

D39007

Sir Thomas More

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
NPG D39007

D39009

Sir Thomas More

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D39009

D19687

Sir Thomas More

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1740
NPG D19687

D39003

Sir Thomas More

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1741
NPG D39003

D39004

Sir Thomas More

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1741
NPG D39004

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