King Henry VIII

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King Henry VIII, by Unknown artist, perhaps early 17th century (circa 1542) - NPG 496 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, perhaps early 17th century (circa 1542)
35 in. x 26 1/4 in. (889 mm x 667 mm)
Purchased, 1878
Primary Collection
NPG 496

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

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With the possible exception of his daughter Elizabeth I, no monarch has matched Henry VIII's ability to control his public image and impose it on posterity. This is a version of a late portrait of the King, showing him towards the end of his life.

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