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Henry, Prince of Wales

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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The eldest son of James I and Anne of Denmark, Henry was by all accounts a remarkable prince, intelligent, learned, excelling in feats of arms and an informed, enthusiastic patron of the arts. A fervent Protestant, Henry took an avid interest in foreign affairs and highly approved of the choice of Frederick, Elector Palatine as a husband for his sister Elizabeth. He died suddenly, probably of typhoid, at the age of eighteen, when the preparations for this marriage were already in hand.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1603

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 161.9 x W 116.8 cm

Accession number

2562

Acquisition method

Bequeathed by Harold Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon, 1933. On long-term loan to Montacute House, Somerset

Work type

Painting


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