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

Sitter associated with 91 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 Katherine 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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4690

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1520
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4690

1376

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1535-1540
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1376

3638

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1535-1540
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3638

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

324

King Henry VIII

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1536-1537)
On display at Museum of London, London
NPG 324

4980(14)

King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(14)

4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4165

496

King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, perhaps early 17th century (circa 1542)
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 496

D24150

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
etching, possibly 1545
NPG D24150

D24929

King Henry VIII

by Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
line engraving, 1545
NPG D24929

D24928

King Henry VIII

by Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
line engraving, 1548
NPG D24928

D23436

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
woodcut, late 16th century
NPG D23436

D24144

King Henry VIII

by Francis Delaram
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D24144

D24165

King Henry VIII

possibly by William Faithorne
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D24165

D9467

Reign of King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, probably 17th century
NPG D9467

D9458

King Henry VIII

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th-18th century
NPG D9458