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

Portrait miniature of a gentleman, possibly Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

Miniature
ca. 1532 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Vellum stuck to plain card
Brief Description
Portrait miniature of a gentleman by Lucas Horenbout, possibly depicting Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk (c.1484-1545). Great Britain, ca. 1532.
Physical Description
Circular portrait miniature of a gentleman, possibly Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. Vellum stuck to plain card.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 40mm
Credit line
Given by the Old Possum's Practical Trust from the collection of Mrs Valerie Eliot
Bibliographic Reference
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'.
Collection
Accession Number
E.401-2013

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record createdJuly 26, 2013
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