King Henry VIII (1491–1547)
British (English) School
Oil painting on oak panel, King Henry VIII (1491–1547), British (English) School, inscribed in capital letters mid right: HENRICVS. YE. 8, circa 1535. Bust portrait, looking to right, bearded and with long hair, wearing a gold embroidered doublet, white shirt, fur cloak and black cap with feather, a Tudor rose held in his right hand, his left resting on a cushion in front. Light green background. Painted shortly before 1536, when the king 'caused his head to be polled and his beard to be knotted and no more shaven'.
Hardwick Hall, The Devonshire Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
in caps mid-right HENRICUS.YE.8
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist