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Portrait of an elderly man with grey straight hair covering his ears, moustache and beard; bust-length to left; wearing a plumed hat with slashed rim, and fur stole over slashed doublet; first state, before '6' added below right corner. 1649
Etching and drypoint
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Height: 132 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 90 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- According to New Hollstein, the suggestion that the sitter is Henry VIII's doctor, William Butts, is incorrect. However, the sitter resembles Charles Brandon, whose name is inscribed on this impression.
The original artist of the portrait has not been identified.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1853,0112.1338 to 2335 is a collection of engraved portraits of persons connected with Suffolk formed by David Elisha Davy, as part of his collections on the history of Suffolk which were purchased by the Department of Manuscripts in 1852. The portraits were transferred to the Department of Prints and Drawings in 1853.
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