Sir William Butts

Various artists/makers

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Portrait of an elderly man with grey straight hair covering his ears, moustache and beard; bust-length to left; wearing a plumed hat with slashed rim, and fur stole over slashed doublet. According to New Hollstein, the suggestion that the sitter is Henry VIII's doctor, William Butts, is incorrect. However, the sitter resembles Charles Brandon, whose name is inscribed on the British Museum's impression (BM website).

Sir William Butts, Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London), Etching, first state of three NH)

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