King Henry VIII

1 portrait of King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII, by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist, circa 1520 - NPG 4690 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1520
20 in. x 15 in. (508 mm x 381 mm)
Purchased, 1969
Primary Collection
NPG 4690

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  • King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47. Sitter associated with 91 portraits.

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This painting is a version of a pre-Holbein portrait type of Henry VIII. Although Holbein's image of the king, as seen in the Whitehall cartoon, still dominates as the most widespread likeness of Henry VIII, there were several other portrait types produced during his lifetime by other artists or workshops.

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