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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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D39008

Sir Thomas More

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1741
NPG D39008

D42916

Sir Thomas More

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1741 (1740)
NPG D42916

D39013

Sir Thomas More

published by Christian von Mechel
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D39013

D39015

Familia Thomæ Mori Angl:cancell:

by and published by Christian von Mechel, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1787 (1530)
NPG D39015

D39006

Sir Thomas More

by Thomas Holloway
line engraving, published 1792
NPG D39006

D19085

'Family of Sir Thomas More'

by Christian von Mechel, after Hans Holbein the Younger
aquatint, 1794
NPG D19085

D6517

Sir Thomas More

by Unknown artist
watercolour with bodycolour and gold paint, 19th century
NPG D6517

D6516

Sir Thomas More

by George Perfect Harding
pen and ink and wash, 1802-1853
NPG D6516

D39005

Sir Thomas More

by James Thomson (Thompson), published by Harding, Mavor & Lepard, after William Derby, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple and line engraving, published 24 December 1823
NPG D39005

D39010

Sir Thomas More

by Gaspar Sensi, supervised by José de Madrazo y Agudo, printed by Real Establecimiento Litográfico, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens, after Hans Holbein the Younger
lithograph, circa 1830s
NPG D39010

D39001

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
chromolithograph, late 20th century (circa 1526)
NPG D39001

D39002

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
chromolithograph, late 20th century (circa 1527)
NPG D39002

D38963

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
chromolithograph, 1978 or before (circa 1526)
NPG D38963

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