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Print - Henricus II Gallorum Rex Christianissimus

Henricus II Gallorum Rex Christianissimus

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    France (printed)

  • Date:

    mid 16th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Boyvin, René (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, half-length, left profile, holding a sword.

Place of Origin

France (printed)


mid 16th century (printed)


Boyvin, René (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Signed with monogram and

'Henricus II Gallorum Rex Christianissimus.'

Stamped with the marks of the collections of L. P. Terry (c.1800) (Lugt 2389) and of Sydney Vacher (1854-1935) (Lugt 2374)


Height: 26.4 cm, Width: 19.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Henry II of France, engraving by René Boyvin, mid-16th century.

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

Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris. É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Robert-Dumesnil, A.P.F. Le Peintre-Graveur Français. Paris: G. Warée, 1835-71.
Firmin-Didot, Ambroise. Les Graveurs de Portrait en France. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1875-9.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.



Subjects depicted

King; Sword


Prints; Portraits; Royalty


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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