King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour

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King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour

by George Vertue, after Remigius van Leemput, after Hans Holbein the Younger
line engraving, 1737
19 in. x 22 3/4 in. (482 mm x 578 mm) paper size
acquired
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NPG D32813


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Sittersback to top

  • Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), Queen of Henry VII. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.
  • King Henry VII (1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509. Sitter associated with 65 portraits.
  • King Henry VIII (1491-1547), Reigned 1509-47. Sitter associated with 95 portraits.
  • Jane Seymour (1508 or 1509-1537), Third Queen of Henry VIII. Sitter associated with 12 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543). Artist associated with 314 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
  • Remigius van Leemput (1607-1675). Artist associated with 3 portraits.
  • George Vertue (1683-1756), Engraver and antiquary. Artist associated with 853 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG D18545: King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour (from same plate)
  • NPG D42238: King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour (from same plate)

Events of 1737back to top

Current affairs

Death of Queen Caroline, wife of George II, on 20 November. Frederick, Prince of Wales quarrels with his father. The king expels him from court for criticising the government. Theatrical Licensing Act introduces censorship, requiring plays to be submitted to the Lord Chancellor for approval and reducing the number of theatres.

Art and science

French portrait-painter Jean-Baptiste Van Loo arrives in England where he soon attracts prominent sitters such as Robert Walpole, Colley Cibber and William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield. Venus passes in front of Mercury and is witnessed by amateur astronomer John Bevis at the Royal Greenwich Observatory. It remains the only such planetary occlusion that has been directly observed.

International

Colonist William Byrd founds Richmond, Virginia. French Académie Royale de Peintre et de Sculpture begins its programme of public exhibitions. Florence loses her independence when the last Medici Grand Duke of Tuscany dies.

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