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King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47

Sitter associated with 91 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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4690

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1520
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
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1376

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1535-1540
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1376

3638

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1535-1540
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3638

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

157

King Henry VIII

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

324

King Henry VIII

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

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

4980(14)

King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(14)

4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4165

D24150

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
etching, possibly 1545
NPG D24150

D24929

King Henry VIII

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

D24928

King Henry VIII

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

D23436

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
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D24144

King Henry VIII

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

D24165

King Henry VIII

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

D9467

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D9467

D9458

King Henry VIII

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

D9460

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D9460

D9461

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D9461

D9462

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, published 1618
NPG D9462

D9451

King Henry VIII

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

D9455

King Henry VIII

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

D9453

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D9453

D9454

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D9454

D9452

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1628
NPG D9452

D9456

King Henry VIII

by Thomas Cecill
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D9456

D9457

King Henry VIII

by Thomas Cecill
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D9457

D22810

King Henry VIII

probably by William Faithorne
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22810

D24927

King Henry VIII

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

D9450

King Henry VIII

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

D24146

King Henry VIII and Thomas Cranmer

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

D24149

King Henry VIII

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

D33366

King Henry VIII

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

D9449

King Henry VIII

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

D22783

King Henry VIII

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D22783

D22784

King Henry VIII

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1672
NPG D22784

D34139

King Henry VII; King Henry VIII; King Edward VI

after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1677
NPG D34139

D24140

King Henry VIII

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

D24142

King Henry VIII

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

D24143

King Henry VIII

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

D24151

King Henry VIII

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

D24155

King Henry VIII

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

D24162

King Henry VIII

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

D9459

King Henry VIII

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

D24163

King Henry VIII

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

D9258

King Henry VIII

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

D24141

King Henry VIII

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

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

D9464

King Henry VIII; Thomas Cranmer

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

D24147

King Henry VIII

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

D24148

King Henry VIII

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

D24933

King Henry VIII

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

D24930

King Henry VIII

by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1736
NPG D24930

D32703

King Henry VIII

by George Vertue, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1736
NPG D32703