King Henry VIII (1491-1547)
after Hans Holbein the younger (Augsburg 1497/8 - London 1543)
This is a version adapted from Holbein’s lost painting in the Privy Chamber at Whitehall. It was recorded at Newbattle Abbey in 1732.
Oil painting on panel, King Henry VIII (1491-1547), after Hans Holbein the younger (Augsburg 1497/8 - London 1543), 16th century. A half-length portrait in richly embroidered brown coat, jewelled and feathered black cap, jewelled gold neck chain of H design and jewelled medallion. Holding leather gloves in his right hand, ring on index finger. Frame has gilt label 'Henry VIII, Holbein'. Picture light attached to back of frame. One of several copies of a lost original. From Newbattle Abbey.
From Newbattle Abbey; bequeathed with the hall and contents by Philip,11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940)
Blickling Hall, The Lothian Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Gilt label on frame: 'Henry VIII, Holbein'
Makers and roles
after Hans Holbein the younger (Augsburg 1497/8 - London 1543), artist