First Previous 2 OF 66 NextLast

King Henry VII

2 of 66 portraits of King Henry VII

© National Portrait Gallery, London

5 Likes voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Buy a print Buy a greetings card Make a donation Close

King Henry VII

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Pietro Torrigiano
electrotype, 1870, based on a work of circa 1512-1519
34 5/8 in. x 20 1/8 in. (880 mm x 510 mm) overall
Purchased, 1869
Primary Collection
NPG 290

Sitterback to top

  • King Henry VII (1457-1509), Reigned 1485-1509. Sitter associated with 66 portraits.

Artistsback to top

  • Domenico Brucciani (1815-1880), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 23 portraits.
  • Elkington & Co, Sculptors. Artist or producer associated with 22 portraits.
  • Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528), Sculptor. Artist or producer associated with 6 portraits.

This portraitback to top

This electrotype is a copy from the upper part of the gilt bronze effigy of the king on the double tomb with his wife, Elizabeth of York, at Westminster Abbey. It is one of a series of electrotype reproductions of tomb effigies made for the National Portrait Gallery by Elkington & Co in the 1870s. An electrotype sculpture of this type is made by electro-deposition of copper onto a mould or cast of an object. The electrotype could then be patinated like bronze.

Related worksback to top

  • NPG 291: Elizabeth of York (companion portrait)

Linked publicationsback to top

Events of 1512back to top

Current affairs

King Henry VIII declares war on France. The English Fleet attacks villages on the French Coast and the port of Brest.

Art and science

King Henry VII's memorial chapel at Westminster Abbey is completed.


The Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I joins Pope Julius II's Holy League against France. The French commander in Italy, Gaston de Foix, is killed at the Battle of Ravenna and French advances are arrested.
Poland and Russia go to war over control of White Russia (present-day Belarus).

Comments back to top

We are currently unable to accept new comments, but any past comments are available to read below.

If you need information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service . Please note that we cannot provide valuations. You can buy a print or greeting card of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at around £6 for unframed prints, £16 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Use this image button, or contact our Rights and Images service. We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.