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Creator:
Unknown artist, seventeenth century
Title:

Sir Thomas Winne

Date:
ca. 1615
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
83 x 51 inches (210.8 x 129.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1981.25.273
Classification:
Paintings
Collection:
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
Access:
On view in the galleries
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:768
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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

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) [YCBA]

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]


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