After William Scrots, 19th Century Edward VI (1537–1553), standing before a tapestry, wearing gold doublet slashed to reveal white chemise, the collar and lace cuffs of which are visible, crimson ermine trimmed cloak with gold embroidery, gold chain set with emeralds, pearls and rubies,  emerald ring, his left hand resting on his dagger, his black hat set with emeralds, pearls and rubies and dressed with a white plume
Lot 244
After William Scrots, 19th Century Edward VI (1537–1553), standing before a tapestry, wearing gold doublet slashed to reveal white chemise, the collar and lace cuffs of which are visible, crimson ermine trimmed cloak with gold embroidery, gold chain set with emeralds, pearls and rubies, emerald ring, his left hand resting on his dagger, his black hat set with emeralds, pearls and rubies and dressed with a white plume
Sold for £1,140 (US$ 1,938) inc. premium
Lot Details
After William Scrots, 19th Century
Edward VI (1537–1553), standing before a tapestry, wearing gold doublet slashed to reveal white chemise, the collar and lace cuffs of which are visible, crimson ermine trimmed cloak with gold embroidery, gold chain set with emeralds, pearls and rubies, emerald ring, his left hand resting on his dagger, his black hat set with emeralds, pearls and rubies and dressed with a white plume.
Enamel, inscribed on the counter-enamel King Edward/ The/ Sixth, gilt-metal mount.
Oval, 89mm (3 1/2in) high

Footnotes

  • A full-length oil on panel version of the present lot, after the same prototype by William Scrots (active, circa 1537-1553) is in the National Portrait Gallery, London (No.5511).

    The son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour, Edward succeeded his father in 1547 aged nine. He ruled with the help of a council, but was dominated first by the Duke of Somerset as Lord Protector, and later by the Duke of Northumberland. The latter induced Edward to make his daughter-in-law Lady Jane Grey his heir, in order to ensure the Protestant succession. Edward died of tuberculosis shortly before his sixteenth birthday. In the prototype for the present lot, which is thought to have been painted after his accession, Edward mimics the forceful pose of his father seen in Holbein's Whitehall Cartoon.
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