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Renold Elstrack, 1570–1625(?), British
Published by Compton Holland, active 1616–d.1621, British
Henry VI
1618 or 1628
Line engraving on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 7 1/16 x 4 1/2 inches (17.9 x 11.4 cm) and Image: 5 9/16 x 4 5/16 inches (14.1 x 10.9 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "H. vol. 2 p. 127 | no. 15. pl. 59 (c) I"; on back, lower center: "Baziliwologia Martin 1628"; on back, lower right: "O. D. 13"

Lettered in black ink, within image, upper left, in crest: "HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE"; within image, in frame surrounding portrait: "HENRICUS VI. D. G. ANGLIÆ ET FRANCIÆ REX . DOMINUS HIBERNIÆ ETc"; lower left: "Are to be Sold by Compton Holland over against the Exchange."; lower center: "HENRY the VI borne at Windsor being of the age of eight Monthes, | beganne his reigne the 31 of August 1422, and crowned King of | England at Westminster, the 6 of November, 1429. and of Fraunce | the 7 of December 1432. he reigned 38 yeres, 6 monthes, he died by | violence, May 21, aged 52. Ano 1471. first buried at Chertsey Abbey, thence | removed to Windfore, where he was solempley inter'd."; lower right: "R. E. Sculpsit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of John Hay Whitney, Yale BA 1926, Yale MA (HON.) 1956, transfer from the Yale University Library and the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cartouche | coat of arms | costume | crest | crowns | cuffs | ermine | feathers | illustration | jewels | king (person) | livery collar | man | orb | oval | portrait | robe | royalty | scepter
Associated People:
Henry VI (1421–1471), king of England and lord of Ireland, and duke of Aquitaine
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