Sale 18875
Old Masters Paintings & Sculpture
Online 9 - 30 July 2020
Literature

Consuelo Montagu, Duchess of Manchester (1853-1909), Catalogue of the Pictures at Kimbolton Castle, p. 12, no. 55, as ‘Mabuse’, in the Green Drawing Room.

Exhibited

Leeds, The National Exhibition of Works of Art, 1868, no. 511, as 'Jan de Mabuse'.
London, The New Gallery, Exhibition of the Royal House of Tudor, 1890, no. 9, as ‘Jan de Mabuse’.

Colet was a humanist scholar, Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral from 1505-19, and founder of St. Paul’s School, London. He was a friend of Erasmus and an important early leader of Christian humanism. A posthumous portrait drawing of the sitter by Holbein (c.1535; Royal Collection) is based on a lost bust, dated to circa 1519, by Pietro Torrigiano, a cast of which is in the National Portrait Gallery. The original evidently inspired the portrait which formed part of the monument to Colet in St. Paul’s Cathedral that was destroyed in the Great Fire of 1666.


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