Search results

Start typing

This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury


RCIN 912272

A diplomat and scholar, William Warham (1450?–1532) was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury, the most senior churchman in England, in 1503. He was also Lord Chancellor between 1504 and 1515. Warham was a patron of the philosopher Erasmus and in 1527 commissioned a portrait from Holbein to send to his friend. This drawing is a study for the painting now in the Louvre and shows the elderly bishop, then in his late seventies, in calm contemplation.
  • watermark:
    Briquet 1827: fleur de lys in crowned shield [same as 12268,12266]

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.