William Warham

1 portrait

William Warham, after Hans Holbein the Younger, early 17th century (1527) - NPG 2094 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

William Warham

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1527)
32 3/8 in. x 26 1/8 in. (822 mm x 663 mm)
Given by Harold Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon, 1925
Primary Collection
NPG 2094


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Sitterback to top

  • William Warham (1450?-1532), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 11 portraits.

Artistback to top

This portraitback to top

The handling of the paint in this portrait and the overall appearance of the picture suggests that the artist was a talented early seventeenth-century copyist who has faithfully replicated the earlier composition of Hans Holbein the Younger. The level of detail suggests that the artist had access to both a pattern and the original painting when producing this work.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D37496: William Warham (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D37497: William Warham (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D20487: William Warham (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D24267: William Warham (based on same portrait)

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 642
  • Simon, Jacob, The Art of the Picture Frame: Artists, Patrons and the Framing of Portraits in Britain, 1997 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 8 November 1996 - 9 February 1997), p. 181
  • Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 323

Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top