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Henry, Prince of Wales

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Henry, Prince of Wales, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, circa 1603 - NPG 2562 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Henry, Prince of Wales

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, circa 1603
63 3/4 in. x 46 in. (1619 mm x 1168 mm)
Bequeathed by Harold Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon, 1933
Primary Collection
NPG 2562


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Henry is shown wearing the robes and collar of a Knight of the Order of the Garter, an honour he acquired in 1603. The rush matting on which he stands is of the same type as that used in the Long Gallery at Montacute House today.

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  • MacLeod, Catharine (preface, appreciation) Wilks, Timothy (introduction) Smuts, Malcolm (appreciation) MacGibbon, Rab (appendix), The Lost Prince: The Life and Death of Henry Stuart, 2012 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 18 October 2012 to 13 January 2013), p. 56
  • MacLeod, Catherine, Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery Collection at Montacute House, 1999, p. 30
  • Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 59
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 297

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