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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

John More


Creator: Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543) (artist)
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Black and coloured chalks
38.1 x 28.1 cm
RL 12226
P(H) 6
Acquirer: Edward VI, King of England (1537-53)
Edward VI, 1547; Henry FitzAlan, 12th Earl of Arundel; by whom bequeathed to John, Lord Lumley, 1580; by whom probably bequeathed to Henry, Prince of Wales, 1609, and thus inherited by Prince Charles (later Charles I), 1612; by whom exchanged with Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke, 1627/8; by whom given to Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel; acquired by Charles II by 1675

A portrait drawing of John More (1509-1547), the son of Sir Thomas More. A half-length portrait facing three-quarters to the right. He wears a cap and is reading a book. A study for the More family group (destroyed). Inscribed by the artist: lipfarb brun (complexion brown). Inscribed in an eighteenth-century hand at upper left: Iohn More Sr Thomas Mores Son.

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Additional Acquirers: Prince Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, 1st son of James I, King of Great Britain (1594-1612)
Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours