© National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Thomas More
by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, engraved 1725
6 1/2 in. x 4 in. (166 mm x 103 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
- Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Lord Chancellor, classical scholar, author of 'Utopia' and canonized 1935. Sitter associated with 54 portraits.
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 314 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 852 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.
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