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Henry, Prince of Wales (1594-1612), Eldest son of James I

Sitter in 42 portraits
The eldest son of James I and Anne of Denmark, Henry was reputed to be an ideal warrior prince: athletic, brave, noble, clever, cultured and ardently Protestant. He became the focus for courtiers who advocated a more militant foreign policy, and for those who sought to make London a great cultural centre in Europe. Henry assembled an important collection of paintings, sculpture and books; and patronised artists, architects, writers and musicians. He was actively engaged with the development of the navy, exploration and foreign politics. His sudden death in 1612, probably from typhoid fever, at the age of eighteen, was a devastating blow to the hopes of many at home and abroad.

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D18142

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert White
line engraving, late 17th century
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D25727

Henry, Prince of Wales

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
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D31904

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
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D31905

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D31905

D25732

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, 1738
NPG D25732

D33024

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D33024

D19357

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D19357

D25734

Henry, Prince of Wales

possibly by Page, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, possibly late 18th century
NPG D25734

D25692

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D25692

D34878

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D34878

D9808

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D9808

D31903

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Simon de Passe
mezzotint, published 1816
NPG D31903

D25730

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn
mezzotint, published 1816
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D9247

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Simon de Passe
mezzotint, published 1816
NPG D9247

D34879

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Simon de Passe
mezzotint, published 1816
NPG D34879

D9795

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert Dunkarton, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Simon de Passe
mezzotint, published 1816
NPG D9795

D32077

The Stuart Dynasty

after Francis Poyntz
albumen print, circa 1887 (1670s)
NPG D32077

D19378

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Willem de Passe, published by John Bill, sold by Thomas Jenner
line engraving, circa 1625-1637
NPG D19378

D19732

Henry, Prince of Wales; Sir John Harington

by R. Clamp, published by Edward Evans, after Silvester Harding, after Robert Peake the Elder
stipple engraving, published 1796 (1603)
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