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King Henry IV (1367-1413), Reigned 1399-1413

Sitter associated with 28 portraits
The son of John of Gaunt, Henry Bolingbroke deposed his cousin Richard II in 1399 to claim the throne as Henry IV, becoming the first king of the House of Lancaster. He faced numerous rebellions, the most serious of which aimed to install the Earl of March, the legitimate heir, as king. He was compelled by Parliament (1406) to nominate a constitutional council, to submit to an audit of accounts, and to reform his household. He married firstly Mary de Bohun (mother of Henry V) and later Joanna of Navarre. He was the patron of the poets Chaucer and Gower.

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397

King Henry IV

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1875 (circa 1408-1427)
On display in Medieval stairs: South Stairs at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 397

310

King Henry IV

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th or early 17th century
NPG 310

4980(9)

King Henry IV

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1590s-1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(9)

D23736

King Henry IV

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D23736

D23731

King Henry IV

probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, 1618
NPG D23731

D23735

King Henry IV

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D23735

D33904

King Henry IV

probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D33904

D33905

King Henry IV

probably by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, published 1638
NPG D33905

D22806

King Henry IV

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D22806

D23724

King Henry IV

by Michael Vandergucht
line engraving, late 17th century
NPG D23724

D23725

King Henry IV

by Peter Vanderbank (Vandrebanc), after Edward Lutterell (Luttrell)
line engraving, 1706
NPG D23725

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

D33907

King Henry IV

by John Faber Jr, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, circa 1731
NPG D33907

D23723

King Henry IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1732
NPG D23723

D23732

King Henry IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, 1745
NPG D23732

D20132

King Henry IV

by George Vertue
line engraving, published 1745
NPG D20132

D23726

King Henry IV

by Pierre François Basan, after George Vertue
line engraving, 1748
NPG D23726

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