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Cornelis Ketel (1548-1616) – Portrait of a Giant Porter, detail. Royal Collection, Hampton Court Palace. | by Hans Ollermann
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Cornelis Ketel (1548-1616) – Portrait of a Giant Porter, detail. Royal Collection, Hampton Court Palace.

1580.

The Tudor Court was staffed and guarded by soldiers, gatekeepers and porters. Some were clearly built for the task. This is a life-size portrait of an enormous man who patrolled the palace corridors during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.

 

Hampton Court Palace.

 

Here you find a link to the website of the Palace:

www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/

 

See also my list of best and worst museums in the world:

www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059308291/

And here you find my list of best and worst museums in Holland:

www.flickr.com/photos/menesje/4059604700/

 

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Uploaded on November 21, 2013