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A portrait of Henry the Eighth wearing extravagant clothing. There is very little background shown.The above painting is of King Henry VIII. Which artist painted this portrait? List three interesting facts you notice about the painting.

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Hans Holbein the Younger painted the portrait of King Henry VIII.

In this painting, Henry is portrayed with some of his characteristic features; a thick, pale face; small piercing deep black eyes, and, an impeccably trimmed beard. The best known portrait of Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland from 1509 to 1547. There are over twenty versions of this portrait even though the first work has disappeared.

Originally part of a wall decoration in Whitehall Palace,London, the Portrait of Henry VIII is the lost work of Hans Holbein the Younger. It was destroyed in a fire on 4th January,1698, which devastated the royal residence. Fortunately, numerous copies were preserved. For the most part, it’s been established that they came from the workshop of the German painter. This piece of art allows us to appreciate the virtuoso touch of Holbein in his representation of, arguably, the best known King of England.

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