© National Portrait Gallery, London
Interior of Henry the Seventh's Monument; Remaining Figures on the Screen of Henry the Seventh's Monument
by John Bluck, after Frederick Mackenzie Click on the links below to find out more
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 1812
11 1/4 in. x 8 1/8 in. (287 mm x 207 mm) paper size
Given by Henry Witte Martin, 1861
- 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.
- John Bluck (active 1791-1819), Aquatint engraver. Artist associated with 8 portraits.
- Frederick Mackenzie (circa 1787-1854), Watercolour painter and architectural draughtsman. Artist associated with 2 portraits.
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