Object Title

Drawing

Drawing

Date

1531-1570

Object Number

I.48

Provenance

Purchased, Christies 9 December, 1955, lot 2.

Physical Description

Portrait of Sir Richard Southwell (1504-1564), related to the drawing of him by Holbein at Windsor Castle and the portrait, also by Holbein in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence.

Dimensions

Dimensions: 8.5 in x 5.75 in (21.6 x 14.6 cm)

Associations

Notes

Sir Richard Southwell was Lord of the Manor of Woodrising, Norfolk, and there is a monument to him in the church there, with funeral helmet and crest which was repaired in the Tower, 1956.


He is the subject of a detailed notice in the Dictionary of National Biography, and was the elder brother of Sir Robert Southwell (d. 1559), Master of the Rolls. He was Master of the Ordnance, 11 May 1554-31 July 1559 and Master of the Armouries during the same period. The second period of appointment (1575-8) recorded by ffoulkes ('Armouries of the Tower of London') must be a misreading of the records as he died 11 January, 1563-4.


Framed removed 27/05/02.