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Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

1 of 14 portraits on display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne, by Unknown artist, probably after 1625 - NPG 6538 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Theodore Turquet de Mayerne

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, feigned oval, probably after 1625
29 3/4 in. x 23 3/4 in. (757 mm x 604 mm)
Purchased, 2000
Primary Collection
NPG 6538


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Mayerne's costume, a red robe like a Roman toga, suggests associations with classical antiquity and particularly with the learning of ancient Rome. The inscription around the painting, now partially lost, refers to his position as physician to James I and Charles I, and to his title as seigneur of Aubonne, a property he bought in Switzerland

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