Portrait of the Day: Henry VII and Henry VIII

Past event archive
1 August 2014, 12:00

Room 1

Free

  • Gallery Talk



King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, by Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1536-1537 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII
by Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1536-1537
NPG 4027

Comparing the portraits of Henry VII and Henry VIII is an illuminating insight into how the monarchs perceived themselves and wished others to perceive them. By taking a closer look at the fine details of their portraits, a modern viewer can begin to decipher these messages for themselves. Talk led by Lauren Gillham.



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