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King Henry VIII

(1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47

Sitter associated with 95 portraits
Henry VIII succeeded his father Henry VII to the throne in 1509. He is well known for his six marriages, and for ordering the dissolution of religious houses which took place between 1535-39. Aided by his ministers, Cardinal Wolsey and Thomas Cromwell, his reign was characterised by ambition abroad and ruthlessness at home, firmly establishing the Tudor family as the ruling dynasty in England. His quest for a male heir and a divorce from his first wife Katherine of Aragon, led to his establishing himself as head of the Church in England in place of the Pope in 1535.

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King Henry VIII, by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist - NPG 4690

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1520
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4690

King Henry VIII, by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist - NPG 3638

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1535-1540
NPG 3638

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, by Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 4027

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII

by Hans Holbein the Younger
ink and watercolour, circa 1536-1537
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4027

King Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 157

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on copper, (1536)
NPG 157

King Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 324

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1536-1537)
On display at Museum of London, London
NPG 324

King Henry VIII, by Unknown artist - NPG 496

King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, perhaps early 17th century (circa 1542)
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 496

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 Henry VIII, by Unknown artist - NPG 4980(14)

King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1597-1618
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(14)

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D24150

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
etching, possibly 1545
NPG D24150

King Henry VIII, by Cornelis Metsys (Massys) - NPG D24929

King Henry VIII

by Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
line engraving, 1545
NPG D24929

King Henry VIII, by Cornelis Metsys (Massys) - NPG D24928

King Henry VIII

by Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
line engraving, 1548
NPG D24928

King Henry VIII, by Francis Delaram - NPG D24144

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D24144

King Henry VIII, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D24165

King Henry VIII

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24165

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D9458

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th-18th century
NPG D9458

King Henry VIII, by Francis Delaram - NPG D9460

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D9460

King Henry VIII, by Francis Delaram - NPG D9461

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D9461

King Henry VIII, by Francis Delaram - NPG D9462

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D9462

King Henry VIII, by Magdalena de Passe, or by  Willem de Passe - NPG D9451

King Henry VIII

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D9451

King Henry VIII, by Magdalena de Passe, or by  Willem de Passe - NPG D9455

King Henry VIII

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, published 1620
NPG D9455

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D9453

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D9453

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D9454

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D9454

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D9452

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1628
NPG D9452

King Henry VIII, by Thomas Cecill - NPG D9456

King Henry VIII

by Thomas Cecill
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D9456

King Henry VIII, by Thomas Cecill - NPG D9457

King Henry VIII

by Thomas Cecill
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D9457

King Henry VIII, probably by William Faithorne - NPG D22810

King Henry VIII

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22810

King Henry VIII, by Peter Isselburg (Yselburg, Eisselburg), after  Cornelis Metsys (Massys) - NPG D24927

King Henry VIII

by Peter Isselburg (Yselburg, Eisselburg), after Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
line engraving, 1646
NPG D24927

King Henry VIII, by Peter Isselburg (Yselburg, Eisselburg), after  Cornelis Metsys (Massys) - NPG D9450

King Henry VIII

by Peter Isselburg (Yselburg, Eisselburg), after Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
line engraving, 1646
NPG D9450

King Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer, by Robert White - NPG D24146

King Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer

by Robert White
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D24146

King Henry VIII, possibly by Robert White, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24149

King Henry VIII

possibly by Robert White, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D24149

King Henry VIII, probably by Gaspar Bouttats, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D33366

King Henry VIII

probably by Gaspar Bouttats, after Hans Holbein the Younger
etching and line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D33366

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D9449

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably late 17th century
NPG D9449

King Henry VIII, by William Faithorne - NPG D22783

King Henry VIII

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D22783

King Henry VIII, by William Faithorne - NPG D22784

King Henry VIII

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D22784

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 Henry VIII, by John Faber Jr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24140

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Jr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24140

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24142

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24142

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr - NPG D24143

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr
mezzotint, early 18th century
NPG D24143

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D24151

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24151

King Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24155

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24155

King Henry VIII, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D24160

King Henry VIII

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D24160

King Henry VIII, by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after  Edward Lutterell (Luttrell) - NPG D24161

King Henry VIII

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D24161

King Henry VIII, after Unknown artist - NPG D24162

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 18th century
NPG D24162

King Henry VIII, by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg) - NPG D9459

King Henry VIII

by Henry Hulsbergh (Hulsberg)
line engraving, probably early 18th century
NPG D9459

King Henry VIII, by Gerard Valck, after  Adriaen van der Werff - NPG D24163

King Henry VIII

by Gerard Valck, after Adriaen van der Werff
line engraving, 1707
NPG D24163

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D9258

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, 1712
NPG D9258

King Henry VIII, by John Faber Sr, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24141

King Henry VIII

by John Faber Sr, after Hans Holbein the Younger
mezzotint, 1714
NPG D24141

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

King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer, by Philip Simms - NPG D9464

King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer

by Philip Simms
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D9464

King Henry VIII, by Johann David Schleuen - NPG D24147

King Henry VIII

by Johann David Schleuen
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D24147

King Henry VIII, by James Hulett, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG D24148

King Henry VIII

by James Hulett, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, mid 18th century
NPG D24148

King Henry VIII, by John Goldar - NPG D24933

King Henry VIII

by John Goldar
line engraving, possibly mid to late 18th century
NPG D24933

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