King Henry VIII (1491¿1547) by British (English) School

Oil painting on panel, King Henry VIII (1491?1547), British (English) School, circa 1515/20. Almost half-length portrait, turned slightly to left, gazing to the left, eyes inward looking, whispy reddish beard and red hair covering his ears; wearing a crimson cloak with a brown fur collar, over a gold brocade shirt; jewelled collar hung from shoulders, with red stones and pearls and large pendant green stone and pearl; a necklace with elaborate pendant of green and red stones and pendant pearls; black bonnet with a medallion-jewel; holding a red Tudor rose in his right hand. A green brocade background behind a gilded arch above his head embellished with cusping around the lower edge. Label on frame 'Henry VIII c.1516, 1491-1547'. Label on back 'From the following collections - The Leighs of Allington, Bernal 1862, Duke of Newcastle, Henry Pelham Archibald Douglas Pelham-Clinton, The Hon The Earl of Lincoln. Exhibited at the Art Treasures, Manchester 1857 No.22'.