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King Henry IV; King Henry V; King Henry VI

6 of 37 portraits of King Henry VI

King Henry IV; King Henry V; King Henry VI, by Jodocus Hondius, 1610 - NPG D23855 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry IV; King Henry V; King Henry VI

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
9 3/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. (237 mm x 67 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23855

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Sittersback to top

  • King Henry IV (1367-1413), Reigned 1399-1413. Sitter associated with 28 portraits.
  • King Henry V (1387-1422), Reigned 1413-22. Sitter associated with 30 portraits.
  • King Henry VI (1421-1471), Reigned 1422-61 and 1470-1. Sitter associated with 37 portraits.

Artistback to top

  • Jodocus Hondius (1563-1611). Artist associated with 10 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

This portraitback to top

Printed portrait sets of kings and queens were popular in England in the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603) and her successor James I (1603-1625). These portraits were engraved for a publication called The Theatre of The Empire of Great Britaine by John Speed, first published in 1611, in which they framed a map of Lancashire. The series celebrated the union of the houses of Lancaster and York through the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in 1486. It was through this marriage that the Tudor dynasty was founded.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D23859: Elizabeth of York (mounted together)
  • NPG D23857: Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III (mounted together)
  • NPG D23858: King Henry VII (mounted together)