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Portrait of Henry VIII is a lost work by Hans Holbein the Younger depicting Henry VIII. It was destroyed by fire in 1698, but is still well known through many copies. It is one of the most iconic images of Henry and is one of the most famous portraits of any British monarch. Hans Holbein the Younger, originally from Germany, had been appointed the English King’s Painter in 1536. The portrait was created to adorn the privy chamber of Henry’s newly acquired Palace of Whitehall. Henry is posed without any of the standard royal accoutrements such as a sword, crown, or sceptre. This was common in progressive royal portraiture of the period, for example the portraits by Titian of the Habsburg family and other royalty, and also French and German royal portraits.
But Holbein’s success in conveying royal majesty without such specific props is exceptional. The painting has frequently been described as a work of propaganda designed to enhance Henry’s majesty. It deliberately skews Henry’s figure to make him more imposing. Comparisons of surviving sets of Henry’s armour show that his legs were much shorter in reality than in the painting. Henry recognized the power of the image Holbein created, and encouraged other artists to copy the painting and distributed the various versions around the realm, giving them as gifts to friends and ambassadors. Major nobles would commission their own copies of the painting to show their loyalty to Henry.
The many copies made of the portrait explain why it has become such an iconic image, even after the destruction of the original when Whitehall Palace was consumed by fire in 1698. A full-size cartoon done by Holbein in preparation for the portrait group survives in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, showing only the left-hand third of the group, with the two Henries. Also surviving is a much smaller half-length portrait of Henry by Holbein that is today in the collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid. This, the only surviving painting of Henry from Holbein’s hand, may also have been a preparatory study. In it Henry wears much the same clothing as the final mural, but is still posed in a three-quarters view. All the remaining copies of the painting are today attributed to other artists, though in most cases the name of the copyist is unknown.