After Hans Holbein the Younger
After Hans Holbein the Younger

Portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547), bust-length, in a fur-lined cloak and gold-brocade doublet, with a chain and feathered black hat

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After Hans Holbein the Younger
Portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547), bust-length, in a fur-lined cloak and gold-brocade doublet, with a chain and feathered black hat
with identifying inscription 'HENRICVS OCTAVVS'(upper edge)
oil on panel
13¾ x 10 5/8 in. (34.9 x 27 cm.)

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Lot Essay

This bust-length portrait derives from the lost full-length image of the King by Holbein, which was part of a mural for Whitehall Palace executed in 1536-7.
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