Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury

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Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury, by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt, 1629 - NPG 818 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury

by Michiel Jansz. van Mierevelt
oil on panel, 1629
34 1/4 in. x 25 1/2 in. (869 mm x 649 mm)
Purchased, 1889
Primary Collection
NPG 818

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Considered the greatest professional soldier of his day, Horace Vere was created Master-General of the Ordnance for life in 1623. Among his distinguished campaigns, the defence of Breda in 1624 was particularly notable. This portrait, with its remarkable inset battle scene, was painted during Vere's time in the Low Countries. It incorporates his motto 'VERO NIHIL VERIUS': 'nothing is more true than the truth'.

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