- Hans Eworth, British, Flemish, 1520-1573
Flemish, about 1520–1574, active in England
Edward Fiennes de Clinton, 1st Earl of Lincoln (1512–1585), 1550
Oil paint on wood panel
Signed in monogram, dated, and inscribed with the sitter’s age on armor at bottom, partially obscured by frame edge, ÆTATIS. 38 1550; inscribed at top, INVIDIA TORQVET AVTOREM:
Promised Gift of the Berger Collection Educational Trust, TL-17953
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