George Perfect Harding (British, circa 1780-1853), after Hans Holbein the Younger (German, circa 1497-1543)
Henry VIII (1491-1547), King of England (1509-1547), wearing brown doublet slashed to reveal white, embroidered with gold and bearing gold and onyx buttons, small white collar, fur waistcoat, jewel-set gilt-metal collar, black hat studded with matching jewels and carrying a large white plume.
Watercolour on card heightened with gold, gilt-metal frame with pierced spiral cresting, the reverse engraved Henry VIII.
Oval, 46mm (1 13/16in) high
Provenance: Sotheby's, 9 November 1944, lot 40, sold to S.H.R. Harris for £12