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An image of Henry VIII by Anglo-Flemish Workshop

Anglo-Flemish Workshop

(England 1530s – 1550)

Henry VIII
circa 1540
Media category
Materials used
oil on oak panel

54.5 x 38.0 cm panel; 71.8 x 55.7 x 2.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Purchased 1961
Accession number
Not on display
Provenance (6)

Earl of Gosford, Northern Ireland, dates unknown, provenance noted in 1945 Christie's catalogue

Earl of Wemyss, Scotland, dates unknown

Messrs Vokins, London/England, dates unknown, provenance noted in 1945 Christie's catalogue

Christie's London, 16 Feb 1945, London/England, 'Property of the Rt Hon Earl of Gosford', lot 114, as by Holbein

P & D Colnaghi and Co, 1948, London/England, Letters sent to Colnaghi's 17 October 2001, 15 May 2002 and 15 March 2003 asking for information on when and from whom they acquired the painting. No reply.

Sotheby's London, 22 Feb 1961, London/England, Purchased by the AGNSW from Sotheby's London, 22 February 1961, lot 138, as by Scorel. Received 28 September 1962.

Bibliography (5)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1962 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1962. no. 37

Mark Chapman, Anglicanism: a very short introduction, 2006, (illus.).

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 216 (illus.).

Sir Roy Colin Strong, Catalogue of the Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 1969, 159. under Henry VIII

Peter Tomory and Robert Gaston, European Paintings before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1989, 115 (illus.). no. 350

Exhibition history (1)

Acquisitions 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 10 Apr 1963–12 May 1963