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Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543)

Sir Henry Guildford (1489-1532) Dated 1527

RCIN 400046

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Holbein based this portrait on the preparatory drawing displayed alongside, but lengthened Guildford’s face in the painting to give him a more flattering expression. The portrait, originally paired with one of Guildford’s wife, shows the sitter’s status in his expensive clothing, holding the staff of Comptroller of the Household.