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A specially commissioned oil painting on canvas interpreting a Portrait of Henry VIII of England by Hans Eworth, after Hans Holbein the Younger, Chatsworth House, circa 1560.

Hans Eworth (1520–1574) was an exiled Flemish painter active in England in the mid-16th century. He made a career in Tudor London, painting portraits of the gentry and nobility and about 40 paintings are now attributed to him, including portraits of Mary I and Elizabeth I and this portrait of Henry VIII after Hans Holbein the Younger.

The canvas has been stretched, applied with ageing varnish and mounted in hand-made frame with antique patina.

Our artist Liu Yingjie was born in Quanzhou, Fujian Province of China in 1971. Yingjie had a particular fondness for painting throughout his childhood. After studying at the Fujian Academy of Fine Arts, Liu regularly participated in National and Provincial art exhibitions winning several awards with his paintings being purchased by Western collectors.

Yingjie has been involved as an artist for more than 20 years and is regarded as a master of colouration, tone and technique. In 1997 his creative painting Homeward was entered into the famous Return Of Hong Kong Youth Oil Painting Exhibition. In 2004 a creative oil painting named Village of Love won an award at the Fujian Art Exhibition. In 2008 Dream Home achieved an award of excellence at the Art Exhibition of National Art and Yingjie also joined the Shenzhen Art Association. In 2009 Yingie became a member of the Beijing Fengtai Fine Art Association and he is now a standing member of the Chinese Fine Arts Association.

Width: 30¼ inches  |  Depth: 1¾ inches  |  Height: 45¼ inches

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