Theéodore de Beza (1519-1605), French scholar and reformer, he succeeded Calvin at Geneva in 1564; he published the Confessions de la foi chrétienne in 1559. The image may ultimately derive (with the addition of a broad-brimmed hat) from one of the half-length engravings in Beza's Icones (1580).


  • Title: Théodore De Beza
  • Date: Inscribed 1605
  • Physical Dimensions: w258 x h333 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • School: British School
  • Provenance: Probably Alleyn bequest, 1626.
  • Inscriptions: DE Beza 1605
  • Acquisition Method: Alleyn, Edward (Bequest, 1626)

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