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Miniature - Portrait miniature of a gentleman, possibly Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
  • Portrait miniature of a gentleman, possibly Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk
    Horenbout, Lucas
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Portrait miniature of a gentleman, possibly Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

  • Object:

    Miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1532 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Horenbout, Lucas (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Vellum stuck to plain card

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Old Possum's Practical Trust from the collection of Mrs Valerie Eliot

  • Museum number:

    E.401-2013

  • Gallery location:

    Portrait Miniatures, Room 90a, The International Music and Art Foundation Gallery, case 2

Physical description

Circular portrait miniature of a gentleman, possibly Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Vellum stuck to plain card.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

ca. 1532 (made)

Artist/maker

Horenbout, Lucas (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Vellum stuck to plain card

Dimensions

Diameter: 40 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of a gentleman by Lucas Horenbout, possibly depicting Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (c.1484-1545). Great Britain, ca. 1532.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

The following is an excerpt from 'Artists of the Tudor Court' (1983):

'Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (d. 1545), soldier and statesman, rose rapidly in Henry VIII's favour from his accession. Created Duke of Suffolk, 1514, he secretly married, 1515, the King's sister, Mary, widow of the French King François. Supported the King in the divorce proceedings and took part in several military exhibitions to France, including the capture of Boulogne, 1544.

Two versions of this miniature are extant although the second version is not inscribed (rep. Reynolds, Connoisseur : Complete Period Guides, pl. 69 (c)). Condition makes it impossible to state which is the ad vivum version'.

Materials

Vellum; Card

Techniques

Painting

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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