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Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro) (1516-1575 or 1576), Portrait painter

Sitter in 4 portraits
Artist associated with 17 portraits
Antonis Mor began his career as apprentice to Jan van Scorel in Utrecht; by 1540 he was Van Scorel's assistant. After visiting Italy, Mor had joined Antwerp's Guild of Saint Luke by 1547. Two years later, he was painter to Emperor Charles V's minister. For twenty years Mor travelled among the Habsburg courts of Augsburg, Lisbon, London, Madrid and Rome painting portraits that became a virtual hall of fame of the era's rulers. He became King Philip II's painter in 1554, probably thanks to the success of his portrait of Philip's wife. However, Philip's support of the Inquisition prompted Mor's escape from Spain. He did, however, continue to work for Philip in Utrecht, Brussels, and Antwerp.

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4174

Queen Mary I

after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
oil on panel, 1555
On display in Room 2: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4174

D25124

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D25124

D2812

Sir Thomas Gresham

by George Vertue, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, 1739
NPG D2812

D25125

Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk

by Thomas Chambers (Chambars), after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, 1757
NPG D25125

D25439

Sir John Brockett

possibly by George Barret, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
etching, late 18th century
NPG D25439

D25438

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Jean Baptiste Michel, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
line engraving, 1779
NPG D25438

D34939

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Robert Thew, published by Thomas Cox, published by John Harris, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
stipple engraving, published 2 January 1792
NPG D34939

D20061

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Robert Thew, published by Thomas Cox, published by John Harris, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
stipple engraving, published 1 January 1792
NPG D20061

D20392

Queen Mary I

by Bart Vazquez, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
stipple engraving, 1793
NPG D20392

D32161

Sir John Brockett

possibly by George Barret, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
etching, published 1798
NPG D32161

D17143

Sir Thomas Gresham

by Henry Bone, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, November 1813
NPG D17143

D17186

Queen Mary I

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1815
NPG D17186

D17185

Philip II, King of Spain

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist, after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, October 1819
NPG D17185

D41904

Called Mary, Queen of Scots

after Henry Bone, possibly after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
colour photogravure, published 1902
NPG D41904

D41905

Called Mary, Queen of Scots

after Henry Bone, possibly after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
photogravure, published 1902
NPG D41905

D41906

Called Mary, Queen of Scots

after Henry Bone, possibly after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
photogravure, published 1902
NPG D41906