Thomas Wolsey - Catholic Cardinal - by Robert White after Hans Holbein - c1681

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  • Sold Date: Jan 06, 2012
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An Antique

Line Engraving

of

"Thomas Wolsey - Roman Catholic Cardinal"

Engraved by Robert White (1645–1703) from an original portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger

Produced for Richard Chiswell, Rose & Crown, St Paul's Church Yard, London.

Circa 1681

This item comprises the portrait as described above in good condition for its age.

This is a genuine antique being over 300 years old - NOT a modern reproduction.

This item is being offered, suitably mounted, ready for framing.

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LARGE FORMAT

Overall Size:- 8 1/4 " x 11 3/4" approx including the mount.

Image Size:- 6" x 9" approx to the printer's plate mark

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About the subject.....

Thomas Wolsey (c. March 1473 – 29 November 1530; sometimes spelled Woolsey) was an English political figure and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

When Henry VIII became king of England in 1509, Wolsey became the King's almoner.

Wolsey's affairs prospered and by 1514 he had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state and was extremely powerful within the Church. The highest political position he attained was Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser, enjoying great freedom and often
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