Original engraving of King Edward VI, Tudors, 1732.
A lovely piece of history we see here with this engraving of King Edward VI, by George Vertue (G vertue sculp) after a painting by Holbein, (Holbin pinx).
A portfolio with English monarchs was published en engraved by G. Vertue. This is one portrait of that particular portfolio, made around 1732.
Under the engraving is written, after an original at Kensington Palace, referring to the painting by Holbein.
King Edward, the son of the infamous Henry the VIII did not live long enough to truly rule, however the god-fearing Protestant adolescent used his influence to prevent England from becoming a Catholic- rather than a protestant nation. Protestant symbolism is used outside the Cartouche where we see some subjects bowing.
This engraving is part of the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London.The engraving is in good condition, some black ink like spots are present, this is caused by aging. The paper used is laid paper. The print is glued at four points to a piece of laid paper with a watermark from 1835.
A lovely and rare piece of Tudor history and a great addition to your Tudor collection.