Sir William Butts

1 portrait on display in Room 2 at Montacute House

Sir William Butts, after Hans Holbein the Younger, late 16th century (circa 1540-1543) - NPG 210 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir William Butts

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1540-1543)
18 1/2 in. x 14 3/4 in. (470 mm x 375 mm)
Purchased, 1866
Primary Collection
NPG 210

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  • Sir William Butts (1485-1545), Physician and confidant of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 7 portraits.

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The original Holbein portrait on which this painting is based is now in the collection of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Technical analysis suggests this version is likely to date from the period 1571-1603. It indicates an interest by Elizabethan patrons in commissioning portraits of early Tudor sitters.

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