Portrait of Lord Chancellor Thomas Cromwell

Workshop of Hans Holbein the younger (German, 1497-1543)

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Possibly Captain G.W. Penruddocke, Compton Parke, Salisbury, England.{1} Possibly Count Wilczek, Schloss Kreutzenstein, near Vienna, Austria; (E. and A. Silberman Galleries, New York, New York);{2} George Henry Alexander Clowes (1877-1958), Indianapolis, Indiana, by 1937; Clowes Fund Collection, Indianapolis, since 1958 and on long-term loan to the Indianapolis Museum of Art since 1971 (C10038); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2017.

{1} A version of the Cromwell portrait was included in the sale at Robinson, Fisher and Harding, London, England, A Catalogue of the Collection of Family Portraits of the Penruddocke Family…removed from Compton Park, Salisbury and sold by Direction of Captain G.W. Penruddocke, 13 November 1930, lot 23.
{2} The Silberman brothers were known to have purchased many items from the private museum of Count Wilczek at Schloss Kreuzenstein; see An Exhibition of Paintings, E. and A. Silberman Galleries for the benefit of the Research Fund of Art and Archaeology, The Spanish Institute, New York, 1955: 7 (introduction by Daniel Catton Rich). All Wilczek records were lost during World War II, according to correspondence with a Wilczek heir in May 2014.

Object Information

Workshop of Hans Holbein the younger (German, 1497-1543)
creation date
about 1533
oil on panel
20 x 17 in.
accession number
credit line
The Clowes Collection
Public Domain
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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