Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)(circa 1490-1544), The 'King's Painter', court miniaturist to Henry VIII
Artist associated with 3 portraits
Lucas Horenbout, or Hornebolte, was a Flemish artist who moved to England in the mid-1520s and worked there as King's Painter and court miniaturist to King Henry VIII from 1525 until his death. He was trained in the final phase of Netherlandish illuminated manuscript painting, in which his father Gerard was an important figure, and was the founding painter of the English tradition of portrait miniature painting.
View a wide collection of video content on our YouTube channel from past projects to our latest films.
Artist and sitter interviews
Get insights into creating portraiture from BP Portrait Award 2020 artists and their sitters.
Watch our film created to say ‘goodbye’ to the Gallery before we closed for our major transformation project.