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Object: Sir Thomas Gresham
Series: Houghton Gallery
Portrait of Thomas Gresham, half-length, facing front, with hat and doublet buttoned in the upper part; with hands clutched and resting on table in front of him; finished state; after Antonis Mor. 1778
Etching and engraving
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Height: 200 millimetres
Width: 136 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- Plate 6 in the second volume of 'The Houghton Gallery', see 2005,U.109.
For another impression and comment see also 1853,0112.1529.
Although traditionally identified as Thomas Gresham, recent scholarship has pointed towards his uncle, Sir John Gresham, Lord Mayor of London (1495-1556).
After the 1550 painting by Mor, formerly at Houghton Hall, now in the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, inv.no.2611; see T. Morel, in 'Houghton Revisited: the Walpole masterpieces from Catherine the Great's Hermitage', exh.cat. Houghton Hall in King's Lynn (Norfolk), London, 2013, cat.no.1.
For a note on Crowle's extra-illustrated Pennant see G,1.1
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