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Henry VIII - K. of Engl. France & Ireland â?? Defender of ye faith. Began his reign at 18 years of Age, lived 55 Y. Rnd. 37 Y9 M, died Ao. 1546.

  • ARTIST: Hans Holbein

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1750

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 14 1/8 x 8 1/2" (358 x 217 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Line engraving by Jacob Houbraken, Dutch, 1698-1780, after Hans Holbein the Younger, German, 1497-1543. King Henry VIII had six wives of which two were beheaded, (Ann Bullen and Catherine Howard), two were divorced (Catherine of Aragon and Anne of Cleves), one died (Jane Seymour) and one survived (Catherine Parr). This engraving is from Thomas Birch's "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain" and is dated 1750.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some minor foxing in the margins.