Hans Holbein the Younger

Sir Thomas More portrait

A portrait of Sir Thomas More by Hans Holbein the Younger. The painting was commissioned in 1527, when More was a member of Parliament and a powerful counselor to King Henry VIII. (The emblem he wears around his neck is the Tudor Rose, a symbol of favor and fealty to the king.) Eight years later, More was dead, having been beheaded on orders of Henry VIII after the two had a falling out. The painting is now part of the Frick Collection in New York City.