King Henry VIII ruled England from 1509 until 1547. Before, during and after his reign there were hundreds of portraits and sketches made of him. I’ve searched and searched for as many color portraits I could find. I know these aren’t ALL of them, but quite a few nonetheless. Sourcing these images was sometimes impossible, so our apologies on those that we could not properly source.
Please enjoy this post for what it is – images of one of the most well-known kings of England…Henry VIII. Take this as an opportunity to do more research on your own and see what you can learn about Henry.
La Pensée Universitaire
by Unknown NPG 4690
c. 1535, Joos van Cleve
c.1536; Holbein the Younger.
Holbein the Younger ’36 NPG 157
Barber Surgeons, 1540
c.1540, Holbein the Younger.
c.1540, after Holbein the Younger
c. 1545, by Hans Eworth
by Cornelis Metsys 1545
Royal Collection Trust
National Maritime Museum
After Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1520; English School
Holbein the Younger
by Unknown / NPG 4980(14)
by unknown, c. 1535-40 / NPG 1376
by John Faber Jr / NPG D24140
by unknown c. 1535-1540 / NPG 3638
by William Faithorne
painted in 1537. Royal Collection Trust
British School. Royal Collection Trust
c.1538-47 Royal Collection Trust
(1497/8-1543) Royal Collection Trust
By Henry Bone.Dated 1826