Portraits of a King: Edward VI

King Edward VI ruled England from 1547 until 1553. Before, during and after his reign there were hundreds of portraits and sketches made of him. I’ve searched and searched for as many color portraits and black and white images that I could find. I know these aren’t ALL of them, but quite a few nonetheless. Sourcing these images was sometimes impossible, so our apologies on those that we could not properly source.

Please enjoy this post for what it is – images of the third Tudor king…Edward VI. Take this as an opportunity to do more research on your own and see what you can learn about the young king.

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Holbein the Younger, 1538
Artist: Unknown; Public Domain
Artist: Unknown
King Edward VI by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 May 1797 12 3/8 in. x 10 in. (315 mm x 254 mm) plate size; 17 3/4 in. x 13 3/4 in. (450 mm x 349 mm) paper size Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916 Reference Collection NPG D19757
by Francesco Bartolozzi/NPG
© Victoria and Albert
Royal Collection Trust
Royal Collection Trust
Royal Collection Trust

 

(c) National Trust, Anglesey Abbey; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
(c) National Trust, Anglesey Abbey;

 

(c) Christ's Hospital Foundation; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation
(c) Christ’s Hospital Foundation
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Artist: Unknown
MFI123750 Portrait of King Edward VI (1537-53) 16th century (oil on canvas) by English School, (16th century) oil on canvas Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, UK Mark Fiennes English, out of copyright
by English School
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Artist: Unknown
Image corrected to original work.
Artist: Unknown
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Artist: Uknown
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Artist: Uknown
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Artist: Unknown
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Artist: Uknown
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Artist: Uknown
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Artist: Unknown
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Artist: Unknown
Portrait of Edward VI in 1547
1547 – Artist: Uknown
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by William Scrots
King Edward VI by Francesco Bartolozzi, published by John Chamberlaine, after Hans Holbein the Younger stipple engraving printed in colours, published 1 May 1793 13 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (342 mm x 256 mm) paper size Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916 Reference Collection NPG D18950
Francesco Bartolozzi/NPG D18950
King Edward VI after J. Kendall mezzotint, published 1 November 1780 17 5/8 in. x 12 3/4 in. (448 mm x 325 mm) paper size Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916 Reference Collection NPG D20189
after J. Kendall/NPG D20189
King Edward VI after Unknown artist mezzotint, 18th century 7 in. x 4 7/8 in. (179 mm x 125 mm) paper size Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966 Reference Collection NPG D21109
Artist: Unknown/NPG D21109
King Edward VI after Unknown artist line engraving, 18th century 13 1/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (332 mm x 217 mm) paper size Reference Collection NPG D10555
Artist: Unknown/NPG D10555
Pieter Stevens van Gunst
King Edward VI by Simon de Passe engraving, published 1620 6 1/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (159 mm x 122 mm) paper size Given by Sir Herbert Henry Raphael, 1st Bt, 1916 Reference Collection NPG D19787
Simon de Passe/NPG D19787
King Edward VI by Workshop associated with 'Master John' oil on panel, circa 1547 61 1/4 in. x 32 in. (1556 mm x 813 mm) Purchased, 1982 Primary Collection NPG 5511
NPG 5511
King Edward VI by Unknown artist, after Guillim Scrots (Guillim Stretes or William Scrots) oil on panel, circa 1546 18 5/8 in. x 11 in. (473 mm x 279 mm) Purchased, 1877 Primary Collection NPG 442
c. 1546 /NPG 442
King Edward VI after Hans Holbein the Younger oil on panel, (circa 1542) 17 1/4 in. x 12 1/4 in. (438 mm x 311 mm) Purchased, 1898 Primary Collection NPG 1132
c.1542/NPG 1132
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by William Scrots
1551 by Scrots
1551 by Scrots
by Federico Zuccaro
by Federico Zuccaro
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
after Guillim Scrots
after Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
by Guillim Scrots
© Colin White
by William Scrots
by William Scrots

5 thoughts on “Portraits of a King: Edward VI

  1. The sketch whose credit is given as Francesco Bartolozzi/NPG D18950 may actually be by Hans Holdbein, the younger.

  2. Never knew there was so many, wow. Looks don’t seem to change in them, like some monarchs paintings do. Thanks for sharing.

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