Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Portrait Miniature

It is Thomas More and his family that is the motive for this miniature. The portrait is not contemporary since there are four generations present in this portrait and the family members did not live at the same time. The cabinet is made from walnut and the portrait has been painted on vellum by Rowland Lockey between 1593-94. Of course, by then Thomas More himself was long dead, so Lockey used Hans Holbein's portrait of the disgraced Chancellor.

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