King Edward VI (1537–1553) (after Guillaume Scrots)
British (English) School
Oil painting on panel, King Edward VI (1537–1553) (after Guillaume Scrots), British (English) School, second half of the 16th century. A half-length portrait of a young boy, left profile, his left hand rests on a table just visible to the left his right hand holds a red rose, he has grey eyes and fine auburn hair. He wears a black bonnet with white plumes, small white neck and wrist frills and a pink doublet edged with white fur under a dark jacket also lined with white fur. A copy and part of a full horizontal 'Stanhope' version of a painting now in the collection at Compton Verney, Warwickshire, since 2004, with more symbolic flowers including the white rose of Lancashire and a sun in the top left hand corner and a full inscription referring to the power of the king being mightier than the sun.
On loan from the Trustees of the Sackville Estate
Knole, The Sackville Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist after Guillaume Scrots (fl.1537-1553) , artist