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Creator:
Unknown artist, sixteenth century
Title:

Sir Percival Hart (1496–1580)

Date:
ca. 1565
Medium:
Oil on panel
Dimensions:
Support (PTG): 34 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (87.6 x 62.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.1.5
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
chain | costume | gold | knife | man | portrait | staff | Tudor | watch
Associated People:
Hart, Sir Percival (1496–1580), Chief Server and Knight Harbinger under King Henry VIII
Access:
On view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:196
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Sir Percival Hart (1496-1560) was Chief Serverer and Knight Harbinger under Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I. In his right hand he holds the staff of his office, the hilt of which contained a watch said to have been presented to Henry VIII by the French king, Francois I, at the Field of the Cloth of Gold. Hart supervised the provision of bread and salt to the monarch and had all food tasted by a Yeoman of the Guard before it was brought to the royal table. In his left hand, he grasps his elaborately decorated tasting knife.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016



Sir Percival Hart (1496-1560) was Chief Serverer and Knight Harbinger under King Henry VIII, and all of his children and successors, Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I. He oversaw the tasting of the sovereign's food. In his right hand he holds the staff of his office, the hilt of which contained a watch said to have been presented to King Henry by François I, at the Field of the Cloth of Gold.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2005

British Art at Yale, Apollo, v.105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 238-40, fig. 2, N5220 M552 A7 1977 OVERSIZE (YCBA) Published as April 1977 issue of Apollo; all of the articles may also be found in bound Apollo Volume [N1 A54 105:2 +]

Catalogue of an exhibition of late Elizabethan art, in conjunction with the tercentenary of Francis Bacon. , Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, 1926, pp. 39, 81, no. 5, no. 33, pl. 5, N6765 B81 + (YCBA)

Malcolm Cormack, A Concise Catalogue of Paintings in the Yale Center for British Art, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1985, pp. 28-29, N590.2 A83 (YCBA)

English portrait 1500-1830, November 18th-December 19th, Sabin Galleries. , Sabin Galleries Ltd., London, 1970, p. 7, DealerCat Sabin Galleries Ltd.

Diana Scarisbrick, Jewellery in Tudor and Jacobean Portraits at New Haven, Apollo, v. 126, no. 309, November 1987, pp. 323-33, N1 A54 + (YCBA)

Ian Tyers, The tree-ring analysis of 23 panel paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , New Haven, dendrochronological consultancy report 470 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2011, p. 9, CC78.3 .T94 2011

Ellis Waterhouse, An Impressive Panorama of British Portraiture, Apollo, v. 105, no. 182, April 1977, pp. 238-40, fig. 2, N1 A54 + (YCBA) Another copy of this article may be found in a separately bound and catalogued copy of this issue located on the Mellon Shelf [call number : N5220 M552 A7 1977 + (YCBA)]


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