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.

Joris Hoefnagel's painting of Nonsuch Palace
Joris Hoefnagel's painting of Nonsuch Palace
Applicant: 
Victoria and Albert Museum
Location: 
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Region: 
London
Grant awarded: 
£500,000
Year awarded: 
2016