Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants, by Rowland Lockey, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, 1593 - NPG 2765 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants

by Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on canvas, 1593
89 1/2 in. x 130 in. (2274 mm x 3302 mm) overall
Bequeathed by Emslie John Horniman, 1935
NPG 2765

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Steve Mott

30 August 2015, 17:39

Hi, I am a room guide at Montacute house and have noticed in the background above the heads of the two John Mores there are over-painted coats of arms, (at least three) . I assume these are well known about but would be interested in why they are there and when they were painted over and for what reason. Many thanks Steve

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