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King Henry VII

4 of 4 portraits on display on the Medieval Stairs at the National Portrait Gallery

King Henry VII, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Pietro Torrigiano, 1870 (circa 1512-1519) - NPG 290 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King Henry VII

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, 1870 (circa 1512-1519)
34 in. (864 mm) high
Purchased, 1869
Primary Collection
NPG 290


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  • King Henry VII (1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509. Sitter associated with 64 portraits.

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This electrotype is a copy from the upper part of the gilt bronze effigy of the king on the double tomb with his wife, Elizabeth of York, at Westminster Abbey. It is one of a series of electrotype reproductions of tomb effigies made for the National Portrait Gallery by Elkington & Co in the 1870s. An electrotype sculpture of this type is made by electro-deposition of copper onto a mould or cast of an object. The electrotype could then be patinated like bronze.

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  • NPG 291: Elizabeth of York (companion portrait)

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