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Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?-1542), Poet

Sitter in 5 portraits
Wyatt was a courtier and poet who, along with Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, introduced the sonnet form into England from Italy. In 1536 he was temporarily imprisoned in the Tower as a result of his close association with the disgraced Boleyn family. Wyatt briefly held the lease of the monastic lands at Montacute, and died at Clifton Maybank nearby, the home of his friend Sir John Horsey.

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1035

Sir Thomas Wyatt

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1540)
NPG 1035

2809

Sir Thomas Wyatt

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, 16th century (circa 1540)
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 2809

D24335

Sir Thomas Wyatt

by Richard Dalton, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, probably mid to late 18th century
NPG D24335

D19701

Sir Thomas Wyatt

by John Ogborne, published by John Thane, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1 March 1775
NPG D19701

D9358

Sir Thomas Wyatt

by John Henry Robinson, published by William Pickering, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1831
NPG D9358