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Henry VIII (1491-1547).
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: BHC2763|
|Description: A half-length full face portrait of Henry VIII in a gold doublet, embroidered and slashed, a black bejewelled hat with a white feather and jewels, and a red coat with fur trimming. Around his neck, he wears a pendant depicting George and the dragon - a nationalistic motif. The king is shown with a shaven head and beard, innovations he adopted in May 1535 in imitation of Francis I of France. The careful and elaborate painting of the gemmed costume and jewellery underscores Henry's passions for such ornaments, and demonstrates Henry's status and power.|
|Creator: Studio of Hans Holbein|
|Date: c. 1535|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|