© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Thomas More
by Henry Bone, after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, July 1813 (1527)
8 7/8 in. x 7 1/4 in. (224 mm x 185 mm)
acquired Sir George Scharf, 1890
- Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Lord Chancellor, classical scholar, author of 'Utopia' and canonized 1935. Sitter associated with 54 portraits.
- Henry Bone (1755-1834), Enamel painter. Artist associated with 677 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 314 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- NPG 4358: Sir Thomas More (source portrait)
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