The V&A Museum has acquired the earliest and most detailed depiction of Henry VIII’s famed lost palace of Nonsuch that once stood in Cheam, Surrey.
Nonsuch Palace from the South
The V&A Museum has acquired the earliest and most detailed representation of Henry VIII’s lost palace of Nonsuch palace.
Called Nonsuch, as no other palace could compare with it, this building was commissioned by Henry VIII in 1538. The watercolour was made in 1568 and signed and dated by the celebrated Flemish painter Joris Hoefnagel.