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King Henry IV

(1367-1413), Reigned 1399-1413

Sitter associated with 30 portraits
The son of John of Gaunt, Henry Bolingbroke deposed his cousin Richard II in 1399 to claim the throne as Henry IV. He was the first of the Lancastrian kings and spent much of his reign consolidating his position. He faced numerous rebellions, the most serious of which aimed to install the Earl of March, the legitimate heir, as king. He was compelled by Parliament (1406) to nominate a constitutional council, to submit to an audit of accounts, and to reform his household. He married firstly Mary de Bohun (mother of Henry V) and later Joanna of Navarre. He was patron of the poets Chaucer and Gower.

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King Henry IV, probably after William Faithorne - NPG D33906

King Henry IV

probably after William Faithorne
etching, late 18th-early 19th century? (early 1640s)
NPG D33906

King Henry IV, by John Hall - NPG D23727

King Henry IV

by John Hall
line engraving, published 1788
NPG D23727

King Henry IV, by Charles Knight, after  Silvester (Sylvester) Harding - NPG D23730

King Henry IV

by Charles Knight, after Silvester (Sylvester) Harding
stipple engraving, 1792
NPG D23730

King Henry IV, by Parker - NPG D23728

King Henry IV

by Parker
line engraving, published 1793
NPG D23728

King Henry IV, probably after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke) - NPG D33904

King Henry IV

probably after Renold or Reginold Elstrack (Elstracke)
line engraving, late 18th or early 19th century (1618)
NPG D33904

King Henry IV, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist - NPG D17179

King Henry IV

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, March 1814
NPG D17179

King Henry IV, by Jean Marie Delatre - NPG D23729

King Henry IV

by Jean Marie Delatre
line engraving, published 1818
NPG D23729

King Henry IV, by William Henry Worthington, after  Unknown artist - NPG D7836

King Henry IV

by William Henry Worthington, after Unknown artist
line engraving, published 1823
NPG D7836

'Statues in St Stephen's Hall and the Central Hall', New Palace of Westminster, published by Illustrated London News - NPG D47366

'Statues in St Stephen's Hall and the Central Hall', New Palace of Westminster

published by Illustrated London News
wood engraving, published 4 February 1854
NPG D47366

King Henry IV, published by John Player & Sons, after  Unknown artist - NPG D48123

King Henry IV

published by John Player & Sons, after Unknown artist
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1935
NPG D48123


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