Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln (1512-1585)
- Hans Eworth, British, Flemish, 1520-1573
Hans Eworth, Edward Fiennes de Clinton,1st Earl of Lincoln (1512–1585), 1550. Oil paint on wood panel; 25 1/2 in. diameter. Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, 2021.28
Religious wars swept through Europe and Britain in the 1500s as Catholics and Protestants battled each other. In England, members of the newly founded Anglican Church left home to fight alongside fellow Protestants. One such warrior is pictured here as a Roman emperor. The painting’s round form and Latin inscription—Invidia torquet autorem (“Let envy torment its author”)—derive from ancient Roman medallions.
- “Treasures from the Berger Collection: British Paintings 1400-2000” — Denver Art Museum, 10/2/2014 – 9/9/2018
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