The Family of Sir Thomas More
The Family of Sir Thomas More
by Thomas Anthony Dean, published by William Pickering, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 1829
4 5/8 in. x 6 7/8 in. (117 mm x 175 mm) plate size; 4 7/8 in. x 7 1/8 in. (124 mm x 180 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Artistsback to top
- Thomas Anthony Dean (1801-1860), Engraver. Artist associated with 66 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.
- William Pickering (1796-1854), Publisher and bookseller. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
Sittersback to top
- Margaret Clements (née Giggs) (1508-1570), Adopted daughter of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Elizabeth Dauncey (née More) (1506-1564), Second daughter of Sir Thomas More; wife of William Dauncey. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Cecily Heron (née More) (born 1507), Youngest daughter of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Alice More (née Middleton) (1471-circa 1551), Second wife of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 5 portraits.
- Anne More (née Cresacre) (1511-1577), Wife of John More, son of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 8 portraits.
- Sir John More (circa 1451-1530), Judge; father of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- John More (1510-1547), Son of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 9 portraits.
- Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), Lord Chancellor, classical scholar, author of 'Utopia' and canonized 1935. Sitter associated with 54 portraits.
- Henry Patenson (circa 1487-1527), Sir Thomas More's fool. Sitter in 6 portraits.
- Margaret Roper (1505-1544), Daughter of Sir Thomas More. Sitter in 7 portraits.
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Events of 1829back to top
Current affairsMetropolitan police force of over three thousand paid, uniformed, professional policemen founded by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel.
Roman Catholic Relief Act grants emancipation; Catholics admitted to vote, sit in parliament and hold almost all public offices.
Art and scienceSuccess of George Stephenson's Rocket steam engine at Rainhill Trials.
First London bus service licensed; the new 'box-on-wheels' contributes greatly to the expansion of the suburbs.
Apsley House completed for the Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Wyatt.
First Oxford and Cambridge boat race.
InternationalAndrew Jackson is elected President of the United States.
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