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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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2562

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, circa 1603
On display in the Long Gallery at Montacute House
NPG 2562

4515

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert Peake the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4515

1572

Henry, Prince of Wales

studio of Isaac Oliver
watercolour on vellum, circa 1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1572

407

Henry, Prince of Wales

after Isaac Oliver
oil on canvas, (circa 1610)
NPG 407

D25729

Henry, Prince of Wales

by William Hole (Holle)
line engraving, 1612
NPG D25729

D1311

Henry, Prince of Wales ('The Hearse of...')

by B.V., after William Hole (Holle)
etching, 1612
NPG D1311

D18143

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Unknown artist
line engraving, after 1612
NPG D18143

D19884

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Simon de Passe, published by Compton Holland
engraving, published 1612
NPG D19884

D9245

Henry, Prince of Wales

by William Hole (Holle)
line engraving, published 1613
NPG D9245

D9246

Henry, Prince of Wales

by William Hole (Holle)
line engraving, published 1613
NPG D9246

D42862

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Magdalena de Passe, and by Willem de Passe, after Simon de Passe
line engraving, published 1620 (1612)
NPG D42862

D18139

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D18139

D18138

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D18138

D18140

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D18140

D18141

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Magdalena de Passe, or by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1620
NPG D18141

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