King James I of England and VI of Scotland; Henry, Prince of Wales

1 portrait of Henry, Prince of Wales

King James I of England and VI of Scotland; Henry, Prince of Wales, by Willem de Passe, 1625 - NPG D9484 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

King James I of England and VI of Scotland; Henry, Prince of Wales

by Willem de Passe
line engraving, 1625
12 1/8 in. x 8 1/8 in. (305 mm x 207 mm) plate; 15 3/8 in. x 10 1/2 in. (390 mm x 267 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D9484


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  • Willem de Passe (1597 or 1598-1636 or 1637), Engraver. Artist associated with 170 portraits.

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King James VI of Scotland succeeded to the English throne in 1603 and moved his court from Edinburgh to London. This print was first engraved in 1621 to show James with his second son Prince Charles. After James's death in 1625 the plate was altered, changing the identity of the prince to the deceased Henry and replacing a hat and orb with skulls. A contemporary likeness thus became a memorial portrait of the new king's father and brother.

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