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Philip II of Spain, 1527-98

Oil paintings

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Collection Oil paintings, Fine art, Maritime Art Greenwich
User collections Francis Drake by hedser@nmm.ac.uk
Gallery locationQH (Floor plans)
PeopleDepiction: King Philip II of Spain

Object details:

Object ID BHC2951
Description A three-quarter length portrait of Phillip II. He wears black, gold embossed half armour, possibly the Rosenblatt armour made for Ferdinand I, and a white gold embroidered and slashed short trunk hose. He carries a baton and the plumed close helmet of the suit is on the right. The original, of which this is a copy, was painted in about 1560. It was during Phillip II’s reign that England first came into conflict with the Spanish Empire, culminating in the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588. There is another version in bust length in Madrid, in the Lazaro Galdiano Museum.
Date made 17th century

Artist/Maker Netherlandish School, 17th century
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Frame: 1325 mm x 984 mm x 74 mm;Overall: 25 kg;Painting: 1065 mm x 710 mm
  • Philip II of Spain, 1527-98 (BHC2951)
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