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King Edward VI

(1537-1553), Reigned 1547-53

Sitter associated with 47 portraits
The only son of Henry VIII and his third wife Jane Seymour, Edward succeeded his father in 1547 aged nine. Scholarly and firmly Protestant, he ruled during his minority with the help of a council, but was dominated by the policies of his two Protestant Protectors, first Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset and then John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland. The latter induced Edward to will the crown to Lady Jane Grey, in order to ensure the Protestant succession. Edward died of tuberculosis shortly before his sixteenth birthday.

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King Edward VI, attributed to William Scrots - NPG 1299

King Edward VI

attributed to William Scrots
oil on panel, anamorphosis, 1546
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1299

King Edward VI, by Unknown artist, after  William Scrots - NPG 442

King Edward VI

by Unknown artist, after William Scrots
oil on panel, circa 1546
NPG 442

King Edward VI, by Workshop associated with 'Master John' - NPG 5511

King Edward VI

by Workshop associated with 'Master John'
oil on panel, circa 1547
NPG 5511

King Edward VI and the Pope, by Unknown artist - NPG 4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
NPG 4165

King Edward VI, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D24808

King Edward VI

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24808

King Edward VI, by Domenicus Custos (De Coster), after  Unknown artist - NPG D20911

King Edward VI

by Domenicus Custos (De Coster), after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1600
NPG D20911

King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D20910

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D20910

King Edward VI, by Simon de Passe, sold by  John Sudbury, and sold by  George Humble - NPG D19609

King Edward VI

by Simon de Passe, sold by John Sudbury, and sold by George Humble
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D19609

King Edward VI, by Simon de Passe - NPG D19787

King Edward VI

by Simon de Passe
engraving, published 1620
NPG D19787

King Edward VI, published by Adam Islip, and published by  William Stansby, after  Unknown artist - NPG D32888

King Edward VI

published by Adam Islip, and published by William Stansby, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D32888

King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D32889

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D32889

King Edward VI, by Robert Vaughan, after  Unknown artist - NPG D20909

King Edward VI

by Robert Vaughan, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D20909

King Edward VI, probably by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake - NPG D22811

King Edward VI

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22811

King Edward VI, by L. Petit, published by  Pierre Rocolet - NPG D18732

King Edward VI

by L. Petit, published by Pierre Rocolet
line engraving, 1646
NPG D18732

King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D34139

King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34139

King Edward VI, by Robert White - NPG D24811

King Edward VI

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24811

King Edward VI, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D24802

King Edward VI

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1697
NPG D24802

King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D24804

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly 18th century
NPG D24804

King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D10555

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10555

King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D21109

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 18th century
NPG D21109

King Edward VI, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D24809

King Edward VI

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D24809

King Edward VI, by and published by John Faber Sr - NPG D32890

King Edward VI

by and published by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, circa 1714-1715
NPG D32890

King Edward VI, by John Faber Sr - NPG D21108

King Edward VI

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, circa 1714-1715
NPG D21108

The Sovereigns of England, part 2, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D34142

The Sovereigns of England, part 2

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34142

The Gold and Silver Coins of King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D24805

The Gold and Silver Coins of King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably mid 18th century
NPG D24805

King Edward VI, by George Vertue - NPG D24801

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D24801

King Edward VI, by George Vertue - NPG D10553

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D10553

King Edward VI, by George Vertue - NPG D10554

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D10554

King Edward VI, by George Vertue - NPG D24803

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D24803

King Edward VI, by John Faber Sr, by  Richard Houston, published by  Henry Parker, published by  Elizabeth Bakewell - NPG D21107

King Edward VI

by John Faber Sr, by Richard Houston, published by Henry Parker, published by Elizabeth Bakewell
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D21107

King Edward VI, after Unknown artist - NPG D24806

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, possibly late 18th century
NPG D24806

King Edward VI, by John Goldar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24810

King Edward VI

by John Goldar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably late 18th century
NPG D24810

King Edward VI, after J. Kendall - NPG D20189

King Edward VI

after J. Kendall
mezzotint, published 1 November 1780
NPG D20189

King Edward VI, by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by  John Chamberlaine, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D18950

King Edward VI

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 May 1793
NPG D18950

King Edward VI, by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by  John Chamberlaine, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D19757

King Edward VI

by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 May 1797
NPG D19757

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