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King Henry VIII

12 of 90 portraits of King Henry VIII

King Henry VIII, by Cornelis Metsys (Massys), 1545 - NPG D24929 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII

by Cornelis Metsys (Massys)
line engraving, 1545
6 3/4 in. x 5 in. (170 mm x 127 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford, 1931
Reference Collection
NPG D24929


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  • King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47. Sitter associated with 90 portraits.

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This print was first produced in 1544 and again the year after Henry's death. The full frontal pose probably derives in part from Hans Holbein's portrait of Henry, first painted 1536 -7.

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