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King Henry I (1068 or 1069-1135), Reigned 1100-35

Sitter associated with 17 portraits
Henry I was the fourth son of William the Conqueror, the first King of England, after the Norman Conquest of 1066. He succeeded his elder brother William II as King of England in 1100 and defeated his eldest brother, Robert Curthose, to become Duke of Normandy in 1106. He was called Beauclerc for his scholarly interests and Lion of Justice for refinements which he brought about in the rudimentary administrative and legislative machinery of the time.

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4980(2)

King Henry I

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1590s-1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(2)

D33872

King Henry I

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, 1618
NPG D33872

D18817

King Henry I

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, 1618
NPG D18817

D22800

King William II ('Rufus'); King Henry I (fictitious portraits)

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22800

D33876

King Henry I

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 1649
NPG D33876

D23618

Fictitious portrait of King Henry I

probably by William Faithorne, sold by Sir Robert Peake
etching, probably published 1658
NPG D23618

D33873

Fictitious portrait of King Henry I

probably by William Faithorne, sold by Sir Robert Peake
etching, probably published 1658
NPG D33873

D23614

King Henry I

by George Vertue, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early to mid 18th century
NPG D23614

D23616

King Henry I

by John Vandergucht
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D23616

D23617

King Henry I

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D23617

D42448

King Henry I

after Unknown artist
etching, 18th century
NPG D42448

D23615

King Henry I

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D23615

D33875

King Henry I

by John Carwitham, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D33875

D34141

The Sovereigns of England, part 1

by John Carwitham, printed and published by Richard Caldwell, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1723-1741
NPG D34141

D33874

King Henry I

by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, 1618
NPG D33874

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