An image of King Henry VIII

Anglo-Netherlandish workshop

(England 1530s – 1550s)

King Henry VIII

15th–19th c European art
circa 1535-circa 1540
oil on oak panel
54.5 x 41.3 x 1.2 cm panel (including two added strips at the right side of respectively 3.6 and 3.1 cm and a balsa backing of 0.7 cm depth); 69.4 x 55.2 x 6.4 cm frame
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Purchased 1961
Accession number
5th Earl of Gosford, pre 16 Feb 1945, Northern Ireland, Sold by him, Christie's London, 16 Feb 1945, no 144 (as Holbein). Provenance noted in the auction catalogue ('property of the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Gosford).
Vokins, 16 Feb 1945-1946, London/England, Purchased at Christie's London, 16 Feb 1945, for 115 gns. Provenance annotated in the auction catalogue ('Vokins').
Paul Larsen, 1946, Illustrated on a Larsen advertisement in the 'Art News Annual' 1945–46, p 158.
P & D Colnaghi and Co, 1948, London/England, Recorded in Roy Strong's letter dated 20 Nov 1962 to the AGNSW: 'seen again at Colnaghi's, the art dealer, in 1948'. According to a note in the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, the picture was offered to Colnaghi's in Dec 1947 'through E Hill-Cole'.
Sotheby's London, 22 Feb 1961, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Sotheby's London, 22 February 1961, lot 138, as Jan van Scorel. Received 28 September 1962.