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Henry VIII (1491-1547): PD.19-1949

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Henry VIII (1491-1547)


Hornebolt, Lucas (Miniaturist)


History note: Hollingworth Magniac (Colworth Collection, Bedfordshire); his sale Christie's, 4 July 1892 (183) (as by Holbein, and from the Walpole Collection at Strawberry Hill), where bought Colnaghi's; The Duke of Buccleuch

Legal notes

Bought from the Spencer George Perceval Fund.

Measurements and weight

Height: 53 mm
Width: 48 mm

Relative size of this object

4.8 m5.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1949) by The Perceval Fund


1525 CE - 1527 1527 CE

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support: composed of vellum (skin) ( on card)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum on card

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: HR / VIII
  • Location: Centre left
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: A N / XXXV
  • Location: Centre right
  • Method of creation: Gold
  • Text: H K
  • Location: Upper centre and lower centre

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Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.19-1949
Primary reference Number: 18035
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 15 September 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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