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King Henry IV

(1367-1413), Reigned 1399-1413

Sitter associated with 29 portraits
The son of John of Gaunt, Henry Bolingbroke deposed his cousin Richard II in 1399 to claim the throne as Henry IV, becoming the first king of the House of Lancaster. He faced numerous rebellions, the most serious of which aimed to install the Earl of March, the legitimate heir, as king. He was compelled by Parliament (1406) to nominate a constitutional council, to submit to an audit of accounts, and to reform his household. He married firstly Mary de Bohun (mother of Henry V) and later Joanna of Navarre. He was the patron of the poets Chaucer and Gower.

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King Henry IV, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Unknown artist - NPG 397

King Henry IV

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1875 (circa 1408-1427)
On display in Medieval stairs: South Stairs at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 397

King Henry IV, by Unknown artist - NPG 310

King Henry IV

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th or early 17th century
NPG 310

King Henry IV, by Unknown artist - NPG 4980(9)

King Henry IV

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1597-1618
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(9)

King Henry IV, after Unknown artist - NPG D23736

King Henry IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D23736

King Henry IV, probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D23731

King Henry IV

probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, 1618
NPG D23731

King Henry IV, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23735

King Henry IV

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D23735

King Henry IV, probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D33904

King Henry IV

probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D33904

King Henry IV, probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D33905

King Henry IV

probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D33905

King Henry IV, probably by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake - NPG D22806

King Henry IV

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22806

King Henry IV, by Michael Vandergucht - NPG D23724

King Henry IV

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D23724

King Henry IV, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D23725

King Henry IV

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D23725

The Sovereigns of England, part 1, by John Carwitham, printed and published by  Richard Caldwell, after  Unknown artist - NPG D34141

The Sovereigns of England, part 1

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34141

King Henry IV, by John Faber Jr, after  Unknown artist - NPG D33907

King Henry IV

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1731
NPG D33907

King Henry IV, by George Vertue - NPG D23723

King Henry IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D23723

King Henry IV, by George Vertue - NPG D23732

King Henry IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D23732

King Henry IV, by George Vertue - NPG D20132

King Henry IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1745
NPG D20132

King Henry IV, by Pierre François Basan, after  George Vertue - NPG D23726

King Henry IV

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
line engraving, 1748
NPG D23726

King Henry IV, probably after William Faithorne - NPG D33906

King Henry IV

probably after William Faithorne
etching, late 18th-early 19th century? (early 1640s)
NPG D33906

King Henry IV, by John Hall - NPG D23727

King Henry IV

by John Hall
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D23727

King Henry IV, by Charles Knight, after  Silvester Harding - NPG D23730

King Henry IV

by Charles Knight, after Silvester Harding
stipple engraving, 1792
NPG D23730

King Henry IV, by Parker - NPG D23728

King Henry IV

by Parker
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D23728

King Henry IV, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17179

King Henry IV

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, March 1814
NPG D17179

King Henry IV, by Jean Marie Delatre - NPG D23729

King Henry IV

by Jean Marie Delatre
line engraving, published 1818
NPG D23729

King Henry IV, by William Henry Worthington, after  Unknown artist - NPG D7836

King Henry IV

by William Henry Worthington, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1823
NPG D7836

'Statues in St Stephen's Hall and the Central Hall', New Palace of Westminster, published by Illustrated London News - NPG D47366

'Statues in St Stephen's Hall and the Central Hall', New Palace of Westminster

published by Illustrated London News
wood engraving, published 4 February 1854
NPG D47366

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King Henry IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D23734

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