File:Henry VIII of England, by Hans Holbein the Younger.jpg
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|Title||Portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547)|
Holbein probably painted the portrait shortly after Anne Boleyn's execution on 19 May 1536, at the time of Henry's marriage to Jane Seymour, whose portrait Holbein also painted. The suggestion that Henry's portrait formed a pair with Jane's is discounted by most scholars on grounds of size and of differences on the reverse. (References: Buck, pp. 119–20; John Rowlands, Holbein: The Paintings of Hans Holbein the Younger, David R. Godine: Boston, 1985, ISBN 0879235780, p. 114; Susan Foister, Holbein in England, London: Tate, 2006, ISBN 1854376454, p. 96.)
|Medium||oil on oak|
|Dimensions||28 × 19 cm (11 × 7.5 in)|
|Credit line||Uploaded by qp10qp.|
|Source/Photographer||Stephanie Buck, Hans Holbein, Cologne: Könemann, 1999, ISBN 3829025831.|
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