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John of Gaunt


Arienne King
by N.Português
published on 15 April 2019
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A posthumous painting of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster (1340 - 1399 CE). John of Gaunt founded the House of Lancaster, and was a close friend of the English poet Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 - 1400 CE).

Originally erroneously attributed to Lucas Cornelisz de Kock (1495 - 1552 CE), this painting was commissioned by Sir Edward Hoby (1560 - 1617 CE) for Queenborough Castle, Kent. The painting is now in the possession of the Duke of Beaufort at Badminton House, Gloucestershire, UK.

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