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Portrait of King Henry VIII (1491-1547), After Joos Van Cleve (c.1485-1540).

Oil on panel, 69.9cm by 59.7cm.

This portrait is after one attributed to Joos Van Cleve which is in the Royal Collection. The Latin text on the scroll held by the King translates as: ‘Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature’, (Mark 16:15). The inclusion of these words was in celebration of the title ‘Defender of the Faith’, which was awarded to Henry by the Pope in 1521.



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