Friday, July 25, 2008

Young King Henry


4 x 6 inches, watercolour, gouache and gold ink, 2008.
A portrait of Henry VIII in his late twenties. He was described as "the most handsome potentate I have ever set eyes upon" by a Venetian ambassador and was tall, well built and athletic. He tends to be remembered as the large obese ogre he became later in life.

1 comment:

Erika Nelson said...

LOL there's no justice in life! Well there is, as you've done another wonderful job on his portrait. I can almost run my fingers through his beautifully texture beard!