c.1498: Statue of “Henry VIII as a child” Amanda August 6, 2011 0-1899, 1700-1799, Famous people 8 CommentsFavourited 1603 times Add to favourites “Laughing child, possibly Henry VIII, c.1498. Possibly commissioned by or presented to Henry VII. Guido Mazzoni“ - The Royal Collection Curated by Lisby 8 Responses CatM August 6, 2011 That’s spectacular. Is it marble? Terra cotta? Reply John Simpson August 7, 2011 Possibly marble. Possibly Terra cotta. Reply Homer August 7, 2011 Aww, look at the cute serial murderer! Reply Aimee August 8, 2011 There seems to be doubt as to who the sculpture represents. Please do some research before posting! Reply Lisby August 10, 2011 It says “possible” above and it *is* a possible bust of Henry VIII as a child, with royal provenance leading to Henry VII. What more do you want, Aimee? Reply spazmo December 18, 2012 it is also possible that it is the renown hairless child of hamburg ‘baldy kleinschmidt’ (circa 1452). Reply Maggie January 30, 2013 Not the prettiest baby. Good thing he had the King thing going for him.. Reply James T. Wilson April 20, 2014 I doubt it is marble or terra cotta. It looks like polychromed wood. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.