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1540 Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 596 pictures in our 1540 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Thomas Cromwell, English statesman Featured Print

Thomas Cromwell, English statesman

Thomas Cromwell, 1st Earl of Essex (c.1485-1540), English statesman. Cromwell was born to a humble family in Putney (now in London). After a basic education he went abroad and fought as a mercenary. Returning to London he became a merchant and later stood in Parliament. He found favour with King Henry VIII and was eventually appointed chief minister. He was the architect of Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon and marriage to Anne Boleyn and was one of the strongest advocates of a break with Catholicism. However, his subsequent arrangement of marriage between the King and Anne of Cleves attracted Henry's displeasure and Cromwell was summarily executed for heresy and treason. This engraving first was published in Heroologia Anglica by Henry Holland,

© Todd-White Art Photography

Giovanni Andrea Doria Featured Print

Giovanni Andrea Doria

GIOVANNI ANDREA DORIA Genoese naval commander, great-nephew and heir of the famous admiral), commander of the squadron of Sicily at the battle of Lepanto, 1571. Date: 1540 - 1606

© Mary Evans Picture Library

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Apianus, Peter von Bienewitz or Bennewitz (1501-1552) Featured Print

Apianus, Peter von Bienewitz or Bennewitz (1501-1552)

Apianus, Peter von Bienewitz or Bennewitz (1501-1552). German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography. 'Astronomicum Caesareum'. The zodiac with a winged dragon in the center. Work dedicated to the Emperor Charles V. Printed in Ingolstadt, 1540. Renaissance art. Engraving. SPAIN. CASTILE AND LEON. Salamanca. Salamanca University Library.

© P. Rotger/Iberfoto/Mary Evans