Wednesday 15 January 2014

Henry VIII's Last Portrait

Longleat's portrait of Henry VIII, which was long thought to be a copy, has now been shown to be contemporary to the Tudor king. The wood in the painting has been dated to 1529 and this, coupled with an inscription dating it to 1544, suggests that it may well be the last portrait that Henry sat for. It's a fascinating discovery. I was asked to comment on it for the article in the Daily Mail below:

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