after Pietro Torrigiano
plaster cast from head of monument, early 20th century, from a 17th century cast of a work of circa 1516
12 in. (305 mm) high
Given by Alfred Peachey, 1910
Linked publicationsback to top
- Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 683
- Strong, Roy, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, 1969, p. 341
Events of 1516back to top
Current affairsPrincess Mary (later Mary I) is born at Greenwich.
Art and scienceSir Thomas More's Utopia is published in Louvain, Flanders. The book takes the form of a humanist discussion on systems of government. While the vices of contemporary European society are broadly satirised, it is conceded that a more egalitarian civilisation can only be found in the land of Utopia, Greek for 'Nowhere'.
First publication of the Greek text of the New Testament, with Latin translation and annotations by the Dutch humanist, Desiderius Erasmus.
InternationalDeath of Ferdinand II of Aragon and succession of his grandson Charles I of Spain.
Selim I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire conquers Egypt and Syria.