Thomas Wolseius Card: & Archiep: Eborac: &c. Fundr Coll. Aedis Christi. A.D. 1525.
Mezzotint with small margins. Plate 260 x 202mm (10¼ x 8"). Laid on conservation paper.
Portrait of Cardinal Wolsey, three-quarter length, standing, holding a scroll; curtain and branch of a tree in background; coat of arms in lower margin. One of a series of forty-five plates of portraits of the founders of Oxford and Cambridge colleges, Royal Exchange, and Charterhouse. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (c.17435-1530) the English political figure and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was made the King's almoner when Henry VIII took the throne in 1509. He gained a lot of power and freedom and was often depicted as an alter rex.
CS: 34, iv.
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