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Sir Thomas More

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Sir Thomas More, attributed to Thomas Athow, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, early 19th century - NPG D23246 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Thomas More

attributed to Thomas Athow, after Hans Holbein the Younger
watercolour, early 19th century
12 1/8 in. x 8 1/4 in. (308 mm x 211 mm)
Purchased, 1895
Reference Collection
NPG D23246

Sitterback to top

  • Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Lord Chancellor, classical scholar, author of 'Utopia' and canonized 1935. Sitter associated with 54 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Thomas Athow (active 1806-1822). Artist associated with 50 portraits.
  • Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Artist associated with 315 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.

Events of 1803back to top

Current affairs

The Vice Society is formally established by John Reeves and his associates to campaign against blasphemy and immorality, particularly that perpetrated by Thomas Paine and the Edinburgh Review.

Art and science

Erasmus Darwin's Temple of Nature published posthumously. A scientific treaty in the form of an elaborate couplet poem, its content anticipated some of the evolutionary ideas developed by his grandson, Charles Darwin, fifty years later.
Construction of the Caledonian Canal begins.

International

War with France resumes, sparking new fears of a cross-channel invasion.
United Irishman, Robert Emmett's attempted uprising in Dublin. Planned to coincide with Napoleon's expected invasion, it aimed to overthrow the English administration but ended in failure. Emmett is hanged along with several other conspirators.

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