1500 – 1600
End of the Renaissance and the Reformation

Hans Holbein the Younger's Henry VIII

Hans Holbein the Younger, Portrait of Henry VIII, 1540, oil on panel (Palazzo Barberini, Rome).

Please note: there have been questions raised as to whether this painting is by Holbein or his workshop, or perhaps a later copy; recent research suggests that it is an original Holbein.


Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker 

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Holbeins Henry VIII
London, England
1540
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