Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of Edward VI as a young boy 

 English Sixteenth Century School 

Portrait of Edward VI as a young boy,  English Sixteenth Century School
Oil on Panel
16th Century
17 x 13 inches, 52 x 41 cm
To view portraits of Edward VI for sale, please visit the Tudor and Stuart page at Philip Mould.

The portraiture of Edward VI is the one of the most varied of all Tudor monarchs. It is certainly the most extensive of any Tudor child, perhaps even of any royal child. It has often been assumed that the bulk of Edward’s portraits stem from his historical portrayal as a Protestant icon, especially after the religious revolution following the reign of his sister Mary. However, such a view underestimates the role and importance of royal imagery, and views such pictures as we see them today – as historical artefacts.
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