'Family of Sir Thomas More'
54 of 54 portraits of Sir Thomas More
'Family of Sir Thomas More'
by Christian von Mechel, after Hans Holbein the Younger
7 3/4 in. x 5 1/2 in. (197 mm x 140 mm) paper size
Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916
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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'; saint; canonised 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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