King Henry VIII
2 of 12 portraits by James Anthony Molteno
King Henry VIII
by William Pengree Sherlock, published by James Anthony Molteno, after Hans Holbein the Younger
stipple engraving, published 10 March 1817
9 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (232 mm x 297 mm) paper size
Given by the daughter of compiler William Fleming MD, Mary Elizabeth Stopford (née Fleming), 1931
Artistsback to top
- Hans Holbein the Younger (1497 or 1498-1543), Painter, printmaker and designer; son of Hans Holbein the Elder. Artist or producer associated with 308 portraits, Sitter associated with 25 portraits.
- James Anthony Molteno (active 1817-1846), Publisher. Artist or producer associated with 12 portraits.
- William Pengree Sherlock (born 1775), Topographical artist; son of William Sherlock. Artist or producer associated with 7 portraits.
Events of 1817back to top
Current affairsPrincess Charlotte, only daughter of George, Prince Regent and Caroline of Brunswick, dies in childbirth, prompting widespread mourning.
Seditious Meetings Bill drives democratic societies underground.
Rising depression and discontent; Prince Regent's coach attacked at state opening of Parliament.
Art and scienceJohn Keats begins to write his epic poem Endymion on the Isle of Wight; a rite of passage as a professional poet after deserting his medical career.
John Constable exhibits Flatford Mill, one of his most famous naturalistic landscape paintings, at the Royal Academy
John Rennie's new Waterloo Bridge opens.
InternationalJournalist William Cobbett flees to America fearing prosecution. Already imprisoned for two years for seditious libel he grew more vehemently pro-reform on his release and reduced the price of his weekly periodical the Political Register to expand its circulation and influence to all classes.
James Monroe is elected President of the United States.
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