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The Family of Sir Thomas More

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    France (probably, made)

  • Date:

    early 18th century (engraved)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cochin, Charles-Nicolas I the elder, born 1688 - died 1754 (artist)
    Holbein, Hans II the younger, born 1497 - died 1543 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Captain John Ball

  • Museum number:

    E.1136-1925

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 53

Physical description

Print depicting Thomas More and his family. From a preparatory sketch by Holbein for his painting.

Place of Origin

France (probably, made)

Date

early 18th century (engraved)

Artist/maker

Cochin, Charles-Nicolas I the elder, born 1688 - died 1754 (artist)
Holbein, Hans II the younger, born 1497 - died 1543 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

engraving

Marks and inscriptions

Cochin Sculp. Holbein delin.

Dimensions

Height: 12.375 in, Width: 15 in

Object history note

The original drawing for this engraving is in the Kunstmuseum Basel.

Descriptive line

'The Family of Sir Thomas More', key-plate engraving after Holbein, France, early 18th century

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

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1925, London: Board of Education, 1926.

Materials

Paper (fiber product)

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Tudor; Family; Portraits

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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