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Artist Unknown
Title Portrait of Henry VII of England (1457-1509)
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King Henry VII, by Unknown artist, oil on panel, arched top, 1505. 16 3/4 in. x 12 in. (425 mm x 305 mm)National Portrait Gallery, London. NPG 416, Purchased, 1876 . NPG attributes to unknown artist, others suggest by Michel Sittow.

Text from NPG catalogue:

"This impressive portrait is the earliest painting in the National Portrait Gallery's collection. The inscription records that the portrait was painted on 29 October 1505 by order of Herman Rinck, an agent for the Holy Roman Emperor, Maximilian I. The portrait was probably painted as part of an unsuccessful marriage proposal, as Henry hoped to marry Maximillian's daughter Margaret of Savoy as his second wife".
Date 1505
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 42.5 × 30.5 cm (16.7 × 12 in)

National Portrait Gallery, London: NPG 416

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