Saturday, June 23, 2007

St Thomas More

HOLBEIN, Hans the Younger (b. 1497, Augsburg, d. 1543, London)
Sir Thomas More 1527
Tempera on wood, 74,2 x 59 cm
Frick Collection, New York

When this portrait was painted in 1527, More held the office of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. He had been knighted in 1521.

Several copies of the painting exist in different collections.

The Curt Jester offers a meditation on the theme of St Thomas More whose feast day was yesterday in St. Thomas More, pray for us

Also well worth reading is Don Marco`s meditation on St John Fisher and St Thomas More here

Tomorrow I get a chance to visit Hampton Court Palace which St Thomas would have known well from his service to King Henry VIII. I just hope I don`t get lost in the Maze.