Sir Thomas More

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Sir Thomas More

by Gaspar Sensi, supervised by José de Madrazo y Agudo, printed by Real Establecimiento Litográfico, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens, after Hans Holbein the Younger
lithograph, circa 1830s
24 1/2 in. x 18 7/8 in. (621 mm x 478 mm) paper size
Acquired, 1951
Reference Collection
NPG D39010

Sitterback to top

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

Artistsback to top

  • José de Madrazo y Agudo (1781-1859), Painter, etcher and lithographer. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Artist or producer associated with 310 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
  • Real Establecimiento Litográfico (active 1824-1830s), Print publisher and printer. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.
  • Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640), Painter. Artist or producer associated with 40 portraits, Sitter associated with 13 portraits.
  • Gaspar Sensi (1794-1880), Lithographer and painter. Artist or producer associated with 1 portrait.

Placesback to top

  • Place made: Spain (Madrid, Spain)

Events of 1830back to top

Current affairs

George IV dies at Windsor on 26 June; William IV succeeds to the throne.
Duke of Wellington resigns as Prime Minister to be succeeded by Earl Grey.
'Captain Swing' disturbances among agricultural districts in southern England. Taking their name from a mythical leader, hundreds of labourers break the threshing machines that threaten their winter employment.

Art and science

Liverpool and Manchester Railway opens; MP William Huskisson is run down by a train and killed at the inaugural ceremony.
William Cobbett publishes Rural Rides; a nostalgic tribute to the English countryside which expresses dismay at the sweeping changes taking place.

International

July Revolution in France overthrows the Bourbon dynasty. Charles X goes into exile in England and Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orleans is proclaimed King by the Chamber of Deputies who fear European opposition to the declaration of a second Republic.

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