Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Sir Thomas More 1478 - 1535 1530s

Hans Holbein, Circle of 

Portrait of Sir Thomas More 1478 - 1535, Hans Holbein, Circle of
Oil on Panel
16th Century
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This painting is an impressive near-contemporary version of Hans Holbein's painting of 1527, now in the Frick Collection, New York. In this present painting the artist has rendered not only Thomas More's characteristic intelligent and careworn expression but also the effects of drapery with considerable precision: the red velvet of the sitter''s sleeves is particularly accomplished.
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