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King Henry IV (1367-1413), Reigned 1399-1413

Sitter associated with 28 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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D33906

King Henry IV

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

D23727

King Henry IV

by John Hall
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D23727

D23730

King Henry IV

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

D23728

King Henry IV

by Parker
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D23728

D17179

King Henry IV

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

D23729

King Henry IV

by Jean Marie Delatre
line engraving, published 1818
NPG D23729

D7836

King Henry IV

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

D23734

King Henry IV

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

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