King Henry VII

1 portrait

King Henry VII, by Jodocus Hondius, 1610 - NPG D23858 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VII

by Jodocus Hondius
line engraving, 1610
3 in. x 2 5/8 in. (75 mm x 67 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D23858

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Sitterback to top

  • King Henry VII (1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509. Sitter associated with 64 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 D23855: King Henry IV; King Henry V; King Henry VI (mounted together)
  • NPG D23857: Edward IV, Edward V, Richard III (mounted together)