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Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More, 1527, Tempera on wood, 74,2 x 59 cm, Frick Collection, New York:

Hans Holbein the Younger, Sir Thomas More, 1527, Tempera on wood, 74,2 x 59 cm, Frick Collection, New York:

1527-Portrait of Sir Thomas More. Oak, 74.2 × 59 cm. Frick Collection, New York. Holbein arrived in England in late 1526 in search of work, bearing an introduction from the humanist scholar Erasmus, for whom he had worked in Basel, to his friend Thomas More, the English lawyer, scholar, and statesman. Holbein was welcomed as a guest by More, who found him commissions and ordered various works from him, including a portrait of his family (the original is lost but a sketch and copies by other…

1527-Portrait of Sir Thomas More. Oak, 74.2 × 59 cm. Frick Collection, New York. Holbein arrived in England in late 1526 in search of work, bearing an introduction from the humanist scholar Erasmus, for whom he had worked in Basel, to his friend Thomas More, the English lawyer, scholar, and statesman. Holbein was welcomed as a guest by More, who found him commissions and ordered various works from him, including a portrait of his family (the original is lost but a sketch and copies by other…

England, 16th-17th century AD    Statesman, martyr and visionary    The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

England, 16th-17th century AD Statesman, martyr and visionary The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) was Lord Chancellor of England and also a distinguished scholar. In the picture he is seated beside his father, Sir John More. Behind him is his son John, holding a prayer book, and John's wife, Anne Cresacre. The three women in low-cut dresses in the centre are his daughters Cecily Heron (seated, with a closed book), Elizabeth Dauncey (standing) and Margaret Roper (seated, with an open book). The four figures with pleated ruffs are his grandson, also called…

Sir Thomas More (1478-1535) was Lord Chancellor of England and also a distinguished scholar. In the picture he is seated beside his father, Sir John More. Behind him is his son John, holding a prayer book, and John's wife, Anne Cresacre. The three women in low-cut dresses in the centre are his daughters Cecily Heron (seated, with a closed book), Elizabeth Dauncey (standing) and Margaret Roper (seated, with an open book). The four figures with pleated ruffs are his grandson, also called…

Thomas More, my all-time hero: In human affairs there is nothing from which he does not extract enjoyment, even from things that are most serious. If he converses with the learned and judicious, he delights in their talent; if with the ignorant and foolish, he enjoys their stupidity. With a wonderful dexterity he accommodates himself to every disposition.  No one is less led by the opinions of the crowd, yet no one departs less from common sense.

Thomas More, my all-time hero: In human affairs there is nothing from which he does not extract enjoyment, even from things that are most serious. If he converses with the learned and judicious, he delights in their talent; if with the ignorant and foolish, he enjoys their stupidity. With a wonderful dexterity he accommodates himself to every disposition. No one is less led by the opinions of the crowd, yet no one departs less from common sense.

Mulberry (morus): Morus may refer to:  Morus (plant), a genus of trees  Morus (bird), or Gannet, a genus of seabird in the family Sulidae  Thomas More (1478–1535), or Thomas Morus, English philosopher  Moors, or Mōrus in late Latin, people of the Maghreb region  Latin word for Morula  Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus  This appears to be a weeping mulberry. There are several species, red, white, and black mulberry. Some bear fruit. The fruit resembles…

Mulberry (morus): Morus may refer to: Morus (plant), a genus of trees Morus (bird), or Gannet, a genus of seabird in the family Sulidae Thomas More (1478–1535), or Thomas Morus, English philosopher Moors, or Mōrus in late Latin, people of the Maghreb region Latin word for Morula Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morus This appears to be a weeping mulberry. There are several species, red, white, and black mulberry. Some bear fruit. The fruit resembles…

Garnet cameo The More Jewels  England, 16th-17th century AD  Statesman, martyr and visionary  The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

Garnet cameo The More Jewels England, 16th-17th century AD Statesman, martyr and visionary The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

The 'George Jewel' (back) The More Jewels  England, 16th-17th century AD  Statesman, martyr and visionary  The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

The 'George Jewel' (back) The More Jewels England, 16th-17th century AD Statesman, martyr and visionary The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Matthew 7:15-20 (Wednesday of the Twelfth week in Ordinary Time and Memorial of St. Thomas More, Martyr, 1478-1535)  Jesus said to his disciples: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot…

The Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ According to Saint Matthew 7:15-20 (Wednesday of the Twelfth week in Ordinary Time and Memorial of St. Thomas More, Martyr, 1478-1535) Jesus said to his disciples: "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot…

George jewel side The More Jewels  England, 16th-17th century AD  Statesman, martyr and visionary  The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

George jewel side The More Jewels England, 16th-17th century AD Statesman, martyr and visionary The objects here are all associated with Sir Thomas More (1478-1535), humanist and statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England (1529-32).

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