SEBASTIANO DEL PIOMBO
(b. 1485, Venezia, d. 1547, Roma)
Portrait of Cardinal Reginald Pole1540s
Oil on canvas, 112 x 95 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Reginald Pole (1500-1558) was an English prelate, a Cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, and the last Roman Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury during the Counter Reformation against the Church of England.