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Henricus VI

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    James Bretherton (engraver)
    Orde Mr (draughtsman)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stipple engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 17, box A

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of Henry VI holding a sceptre, crown and open book.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


late 18th century (printed)


James Bretherton (engraver)
Orde Mr (draughtsman)

Materials and Techniques

Stipple engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Mr. Orde del. J. Bretherton fecit. Henricus VI Hundator [?] Fundator [?]. To the Provost, Vice Provost, Fellows, & Scholars of Kings College in the University of Cambridge this portrait of their Royal Founder engraved after a drawing taken from the original painting on glass in the magnificent Chapel of the College is humbly inscribed by their Obedt. humble servt. J. Bretherton.'


Height: 64 cm, Width: 33.5 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Henry VI, stipple engraving by James Bretherton after 'Mr. Orde', late 18th century.

Production Note

This print was made after a drawing by 'Mr. Orde' made from a stained glass window at Kings College, Cambridge.




Stipple engraving

Subjects depicted

Crown; Sceptre; King; Putti; Book; Garland; Roses


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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