St George Pendant
In 1527 Hans Holbein The Younger. Portrait of Henry Guildford wearing the Garter and Inter-twined Knots Collar with St George Pendant. Standing three-quarter length, richly dressed in velvet, fur and cloth-of-gold. Holbein has meticulously shown the varied texture of his cloth-of-gold double which is woven into a pomegranate pattern with a variety of different weaves including loops of gold thread. Similarly, he has carefully articulated the band of black satin running down Guildford’s arm against the richer black of the velvet of his sleeve. A lavish use of both shell-gold paint and gold leaf (which has been used to emulate the highlights of the gold thread in the material) emphasises the luxuriousness of the sitter’s dress and his high status. In his right hand he holds the Comptroller of the Household Staff of Office.
In 1559 Hans Eworth. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague wearing a Garter Collar and St George Pendant.