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Henry VII

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1622 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Payne, John (engraver)
    Lowndes, M. (publisher)
    Barret, W. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, of Henry VII behind a parapet, facing half right and holding an orb and sceptre. On the left is a coat of arms, and on the right the Tudor rose.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1622 (published)


Payne, John (engraver)
Lowndes, M. (publisher)
Barret, W. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Cor Regis inscrutabile / John Payne sculpsit.'


Height: 15.9 cm, Width: 11.1 cm

Historical context note

This print was the frontispiece to The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh by Francis Bacon, published by M, Lowndes and W. Barret, London, 1622.

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Henry VII. Engraving by John Payne after an unknown artist, 1622.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Corbett, Margery and Michael Norton. Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: the Reign of Charles I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952-64.



Subjects depicted

King; Coat of arms; Sceptre; Roses (flowers); Orb


Prints; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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