Historical Portraits Picture Archive

Portrait of King Henry V (1387-1422) 1820c.

Benjamin Burnell 

Portrait of King Henry V (1387-1422), Benjamin Burnell
Oil on canvas
19th Century
50 x 40 inches 127 x 101.2 cm
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Burnell's portrait of the victor of Agincourt shows him in gilded armour with an expression so distinctly theatrical that even allowing for the conventions of the time in representing historical subjects makes it probable that an actor playing the part in Shakespeare's play is represented.
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