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unknown artist seventeenth century

Sir Thomas Winne

ca. 1615
Materials & Techniques:
Oil on canvas
83 x 51 inches (210.8 x 129.5 cm)

Inscribed in ocher color, lower left: "Sr. Tho. Winne Capt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
armor | glove | gold (color) | helmets | knees | man | military art | portrait | puffs | red | sash | shoes | soldier | spear | table | Tudor... | yellow
Associated People:
Winne, Sir Thomas
Not on view
IIIF Manifest:

This portrait of a soldier is probably the work of a Dutch painter and once formed part of a set of nineteen full-length portraits depicting men who served under the command of Horace (or Horatio) Vere (1565–1635), a general in the Dutch States Army and one of the most respected soldiers in Europe. These portraits were later transferred to Raynham Hall, Norfolk. In the early eighteenth century they were chosen by the architect William Kent to create a “Spanish Invasion Room” in a new series of interiors he had designed for Raynham. This was a fanciful move on the part of Kent and his patron for neither Thomas Winne nor his fellow captains played any part in the defeat of the Spanish Armada by the English fleet in 1588.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

Christie's sale catalogue : The Townshend heirlooms, comprising important pictures by Old Masters and family portraits from Raynham Hall, Norfolk : 5 and 7 March 1904, Christie's, March 5 and 7, 1904, p. 12, lot 45, Fiche B51 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Malcolm Cormack, 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) [YCBA]

Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Portraits in Norfolk houses, by the late Prince Frederick Duleep Singh, Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich, 1928, vol. 2, p. 221, no. 142, N7598.2 .D85 + Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Exhibition of works by the Old Masters, and by deceased masters of the British School. . . Winter Exhibition, Twenty-first year, 1890, London, Accessed March 2, 2023, p. 41, no. 184, https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/art-artists/exhibition-catalogue/1890-old-masters-deceased-masters-of-the-british-school-drawings-and-models?q=old+masters+1890 [Website]

Matthew Hargraves, "Yale Center for British Art joins Art UK", ArtUK, 24 June 2019, Available online https://artuk.org/discover/stories/yale-center-for-british-art-joins-art-uk [Website]

Sotheby's sale catalogue : Old Master paintings : 15 November 1967, Sotheby's, November 15, 1967, p. 25, lot 111, Auction Catalogues (YCBA) [YCBA]

Sir Francis Vere, The commentaries of Sr. Francis Vere being divers pieces of service, wherein he had command, written by himself in way of commentary, John Field, Cambridge, Accessed March 2, 2023, unpaginated, Early English Books Online [ORBIS]

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