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After Hans Holbein
PORTRAIT OF KING HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND (1491-1547)
NACH HANS HOLBEIN, PORTRAIT VON KÖNIG HEINRICH VIII. VON ENGLAND (1491-1547)
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 42,350 EUR
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After Hans Holbein
PORTRAIT OF KING HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND (1491-1547)
NACH HANS HOLBEIN, PORTRAIT VON KÖNIG HEINRICH VIII. VON ENGLAND (1491-1547)
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 42,350 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Property from the Royal House of Hanover

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After Hans Holbein
PORTRAIT OF KING HENRY VIII OF ENGLAND (1491-1547)
NACH HANS HOLBEIN, PORTRAIT VON KÖNIG HEINRICH VIII. VON ENGLAND (1491-1547)

Head and shoulders, wearing a red fur lined tunic


Oil on panel
49.5 by 46 cm.
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Catalogue Note

The present portrait derives from the celebrated image of the King as depicted in the Whitehall Mural which was painted for the Palace of Whitehall in 1537.  The mural was destroyed when the Palace was burnt down in 1698, but its composition is known from a seventeenth century copy made for Charles II by Remigius van Leemput (Royal Collection) and from the surviving left hand portion of the artist's original cartoon which hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London.  The mural depicted the King standing in a strikingly powerful pose, and all subsequent portraits of the King derive from this.   

Provenance:
Schloss Georgengarten

Literature:
Probably J. Molthan, Verzeichniss der Bildhauerwerke und Gemälde welche sich in den Königlich Hannoverschen Schlössern und Gebäuden, Hanover 1844, p.65, no. 11.

Property from the Royal House of Hanover

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