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image of Sir Brian Tuke Hans Holbein the Younger (artist)
German, 1497/1498 - 1543
Sir Brian Tuke, c. 1527/1528 or c. 1532/1534
oil on panel
overall: 49.1 x 38.5 cm (19 5/16 x 15 3/16 in.) framed: 67 x 57.5 x 7.6 cm (26 3/8 x 22 5/8 x 3 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.65
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From the Tour: German Painting and Sculpture in the Late 1400s and 1500s
Object 8 of 12

Inscription

across top: BRIANVS TVKE, MILES, ANo ETATIS SVAE, LVII; across center: .DROIT ET AVANT. (Upright and forward [the sitter's motto]); lower left on folded paper: NVNQVID NON PAVCITAS DIERVM / MEORVM FINIETVR BREVI? (Are not the days of my life few?); at top of cross: INRI

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