Sir Thomas Gresham, English financier and philanthropist, c 1540.
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34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Sir Thomas Gresham, English financier and philanthropist, c 1540.

Holbein, Hans

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Portrait by Hans Holbein (1497-1543) of Sir Thomas Gresham (1519-1579), founder of the Royal Exchange. Gresham was made ambasador to the Netherlands by Elizabeth I from 1559-1569. Following the death of his son, Gresham built an Exchange inspired by the one he had seen in Antwerp. He also founded Gresham College in London and created eight alms-houses.
 

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