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

Sitter associated with 90 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 Catherine 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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D11098

Henry VIII Presenting a Charter to the Barber Surgeons Company

by Bernard Baron, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1736
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D42238

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour

by George Vertue, after Remigius van Leemput, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1737
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D18545

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour

by George Vertue, after Remigius van Leemput, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1737
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D24153

King Henry VIII

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
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D33367

King Henry VIII

by Richard Houston, published by Elizabeth Bakewell, published by Henry Parker
mezzotint, circa 1750-1775
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D24156

King Henry VIII

by Simon Francois Ravenet
line engraving, 1757
NPG D24156

D23869

Prince Henry aftwerwards King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D23869

D9463

King Henry VIII

by S. Sparrow, after Samuel Wale
etching, late 18th century
NPG D9463

D9465

King Henry VIII

by John Goldar
line engraving, published 1784
NPG D9465

D9466

King Henry VIII

by John Goldar
line engraving, published 1784
NPG D9466

D24158

King Henry VIII

by Charles Sherwin, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D24158

D24154

King Henry VIII

by Robert Graves
line engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24154

D24164

King Henry VIII and William Somer (Sommers)

by James Thomson (Thompson), after Henry Corbould
line and stipple engraving, early 19th century
NPG D24164

D17182

King Henry VIII

by Henry Bone, after Hans Holbein the Younger
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, early 19th century
NPG D17182

D24157

King Henry VIII

by E. Bocquet
stipple engraving, published 1806
NPG D24157

D23868

Prince Henry aftwerwards King Henry VIII

published by William Richardson
stipple and line engraving, published 1810
NPG D23868

D24934

King Henry VIII

published for Rudolph Ackermann
hand-coloured stipple and aquatint engraving, 1814-1815
NPG D24934

D24159

King Henry VIII

by William Pengree Sherlock, published by James Anthony Molteno, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 10 March 1817
NPG D24159

D17515

King Henry VIII

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 10 August 1822
NPG D17515