Sebastian Cabot (ca. 1476-1557)
Oil on canvas
Overall: 36 x 29 in. ( 91.4 x 73.7 cm )
The subject of this portrait, the son of the famous Italian navigator and explorer John Cabot, served as cartographer to Henry VIII of England and Ferdinand V of Castile and as pilot major to Emperor Charles V of Spain. Thompson, who came to New York from the Boston area in 1837, probably copied John Gadsby Chapman's replica of the Holbein original, as the latter was apparently destroyed in a fire at the Royal Galleries, Whitehall, England, in 1842.
Gift of the artist
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