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Portrait of a Protestant minister of religion



Willem Key


between 1515 and 1516 - 05 Jun 1568


Other Title

A Protestant Minister



Media category


Materials used

oil on oak panel


84.0 x 62.5 cm panel; 104.5 x 83.0 x 5.0 cm frame

Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Gift of the Netherlands Insurance Company established 1845 parent company of Associated National Insurance Company in commemoration of the inauguration of Associated National House 1965


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Willem Key

Works in the collection


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history

The provenance of this work is under review and records will be updated as new details become available. The Gallery welcomes any information. Contact


Sir Francis Cook, Surrey/England

Sir Frederick Cook, Surrey/England, by descent, son of Sir Francis Cook. Catalogued as by Antonio Moro whilst in the Cook collection, see 1914 catalogue of the paintings at Doughty House.

Kunsthandel P. de Boer, Amsterdam/Netherlands, as by Frans Pourbus

Netherlands Insurance Company, Netherlands, Gift of the Netherlands Insurance Company 1965

Referenced in 10 publications


M W Brockwell, Abridged catalogue of the pictures at Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey in the collection of Sir Herbert Cook Bart, 1932, p 9, no 289 (23).

Sir Herbert Cook (Editor), A catalogue of the paintings at Doughty House Richmond & elsewhere in the collection of Sir Frederick Cook BT, London, 1914, Vol. II, p 60, no 289, illus pl XIV. As by Antonio Moro.

Henri Hymans, Antonio Moro: son oeuvre et son temps, Brussels, 1910, pp 137–39, illus p 136. As by Antonio Moro.

Koenraad Jonckheere, Willem Key: Portrait of a humanist painter, Catalogue of problematic attributions, pp 185–210, 2011, pp 186–87, B3, col illus p 187. As 'Portrait of a man, aged 48'.

Georges Marlier, Anthonis Mor van Dashorst (Antonio Moro). Mémoire couronné le 12 octobre 1933. 2nd series, Tome III - Beaux-Arts, 1934, p 108, no 91. 'Attributions probablement justifiées'

Daniel Thomas AM (Editor), 1965 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1965, pp 9–10, no 1.

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, p 118, no 364, illus p 118.

Portraits de la Renaissance aux Pays-Bas, Veurne, 2015, p 164, col illus p164, no IIIa.

'Acquisitions for 1965', Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, vol 7, no 3, Apr 1966, pp 278–87: p 282, illus p 283.

Report of the Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales: report covering the period January–December 1965, Sydney, 1966, pp 4, 9.