File:Thomas Wyatt, woodcut by Hans Holbein the Younger.jpg

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English: Profile of Sir Thomas Wyatt wearing an antique drape. Woodcut published in John Leland's Naenia in 1548.

This woodcut was probably based on a lost Holbein drawing or painting of Wyatt from around 1540. Holbein had already drawn Wyatt in the mid 1530s wearing a hat. Here he is shown balding. Four copies of the lost work, by other hands, survive (see "Other versions" below for two). Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503?–42) was a diplomat and a gifted poet who introduced the Italian sonnet form to England. He was arrested after the fall of Anne Boleyn, whom he had admired in poetry, but he recovered to become ambassador to the Emperor Charles V before being arrested again in 1541. References

  • Susan Foister, Holbein in England, London: Tate, 2006, ISBN 1854376454, p. 56.
  • Roy Strong, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, London: HMSO, 1969, p. 339.
Date c. 1540. Published 1548.
Source Roy Strong, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits, London: HMSO, 1969.
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