Familia Thomæ Mori Angl:cancell:

1 portrait of Sir John More

Familia Thomæ Mori Angl:cancell:, by and published by Christian von Mechel, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, 1787 (1530) - NPG D39015 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Familia Thomæ Mori Angl:cancell:

by and published by Christian von Mechel, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching, 1787 (1530)
15 in. x 20 1/8 in. (381 mm x 512 mm) plate size; 17 1/8 in. x 22 1/2 in. (436 mm x 573 mm) paper size
acquired unknown source, 1881
Reference Collection
NPG D39015


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  • Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 314 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
  • Christian von Mechel (1737-1817), Print publisher and engraver. Artist associated with 7 portraits.

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Related worksback to top

  • NPG D1: Sir Thomas More and his Family (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D24316: The Family of Sir Thomas More (based on same portrait)
  • NPG D24318: Familia Thomæ Mori Angl:cancell: (based on same portrait)

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