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King Edward VI (1537-1553), Reigned 1547-53

Sitter associated with 45 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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1132

King Edward VI

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1542)
NPG 1132

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

5511

King Edward VI

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, circa 1547
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5511

4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1570
NPG 4165

D24808

King Edward VI

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

D20911

King Edward VI

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

D20910

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D20910

D19609

King Edward VI

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

D19787

King Edward VI

by Simon de Passe
engraving, published 1620
NPG D19787

D32888

King Edward VI

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

D32889

King Edward VI

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

D20909

King Edward VI

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

D22811

King Edward VI

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

D18732

King Edward VI

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

D34139

King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34139

D24811

King Edward VI

by Robert White
line engraving, 1681
NPG D24811

D24802

King Edward VI

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

D24804

King Edward VI

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

D10555

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D10555

D21109

King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 18th century
NPG D21109

D24809

King Edward VI

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

D32890

King Edward VI

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

D21108

King Edward VI

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

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

D24805

The Gold and Silver Coins of King Edward VI

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

D24801

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D24801

D10553

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D10553

D10554

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1732
NPG D10554

D24803

King Edward VI

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D24803

D21107

King Edward VI

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

D24806

King Edward VI

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

D24810

King Edward VI

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

D20189

King Edward VI

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

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

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

D24812

King Edward VI

by Anker Smith
line engraving, published 1804
NPG D24812

D17184

King Edward VI

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 9 June 1816
NPG D17184

D19060

King Edward VI

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
engraving, engraved 1736
NPG D19060

D18897

King Edward VI

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, published 1759
NPG D18897

D17492

King Edward VI

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, February 1816 (1547)
NPG D17492