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Henry VIII enthroned under a canopy on a dais, flanked on each side by his successors; Mary and Philip on the left with Mars behind them, and Elizabeth on the right.
- Production date
- 1595-1600 (circa)
Height: 360 millimetres
Width: 491 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of two known impressions (the other is in the BN, Paris). It is based on a painting formerly at Sudeley Castle (since 1991 in the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff) after Lucas de Heere (formerly thought to be after Hans Eworth) of about 1573-4, which was formerly in the collection of Horace Walpole (as was this impression of the print). This engraving is dedicated to John Whitgift, Archbishop of Canterbury (1583-1604) and was probably made in the late 1590s; Rogers has updated the style of Elizabeth's costume to reflect the fashion of the later period. The publishers' address squashed into a small tile of the flooring is perhaps a later addition at the time of the queen's death.
See S. Doran in 'Henry VIII: Man and Monarch' exhibition catalogue, London, British Library, 2009. no. 274.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2009 22 April-6 Sep, London, British Library, Henry VIII: Man and Monarch
2021 20 May- 22 Aug, London, BM, Room 35 – Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- 1842,0608.373 to 409 were purchased directly by the BM at the sale of Horace Walpole's collection at Strawberry Hill. The hammer price of the 17 lots was £165 10s 6d, which with the addition of 5% auction tax became £174 2s 3d. The price given here for each lot is the hammer price.
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