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King Henry VII

(1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509

Sitter associated with 65 portraits
Henry VII was the son of Edmund Tudor, Earl of Richmond and Lady Margaret Beaufort. He was head of the house of Lancaster after the death of Henry VI and the founder of the Tudor dynasty. He assumed power in 1485 having defeated and killed the Yorkist king Richard III at the battle of Bosworth Field, establishing the Tudor monarchy. In 1486 he united the houses of York and Lancaster through his marriage to Elizabeth of York and finally ended the War of the Roses. A notably clever king, he amassed enormous wealth for the Crown and established relative peace in England.

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King Henry VII, by Unknown Netherlandish artist - NPG 416

King Henry VII

by Unknown Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, 1505
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 416

King Henry VII, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Pietro Torrigiano - NPG 290

King Henry VII

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, 1870 (circa 1512-1519)
On display in Medieval stairs: South Stairs at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 290

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, by Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 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

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG 4980(13)

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1597-1618
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(13)

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23823

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, perhaps 17th century
NPG D23823

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23825

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23825

King Henry VII, by William Marshall - NPG D23826

King Henry VII

by William Marshall
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23826

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23828

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23828

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23829

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23829

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23833

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, perhaps 17th century
NPG D23833

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23838

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23838

King Henry VII, after Unknown artist - NPG D23848

King Henry VII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23848

King Henry VII, possibly by William Faithorne - NPG D23849

King Henry VII

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23849

GENEALOGIA HENRICI VII ET ELIZABETHAE, after Unknown artist - NPG D23854

GENEALOGIA HENRICI VII ET ELIZABETHAE

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23854

GENEALOGIA HENRICI VII ET ELIZABETHAE, after Unknown artist - NPG D23856

GENEALOGIA HENRICI VII ET ELIZABETHAE

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D23856

King Henry VII, by Unknown artist - NPG D31780

King Henry VII

by Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D31780

King Henry VII, by Jodocus Hondius - NPG D23858

King Henry VII

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
NPG D23858

King Henry VII, possibly by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D23827

King Henry VII

possibly by Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, 1618
NPG D23827

The Roiail Progenei of our Most Sacred King James, by Benjamin Wright, after  Unknown artist - NPG D1370

The Roiail Progenei of our Most Sacred King James

by Benjamin Wright, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1619
NPG D1370

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