Lockey painted this portrait of Thomas More and his family
between 1593 and 1594. It is partly a copy of a painting by
Hans Holbein completed in the 1520s, which no longer survives.
A sketch for this painting survives.
you compare the sketch with the painting you will see that
Lockey added four extra people who are not in the Holbein
sketch. These are the descendants of Sir Thomas More. The
painting was probably commissioned by Sir Thomas More's grandson,
Thomas More II, as a sort of visual family tree, showing five
generations of the same family.
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