Painting of Henry VIII 'lost' palace to be sold





A detailed depiction of Henry VIII's so-called lost palace is expected to fetch up to £1.2m when it is auctioned.

Construction of Nonsuch Palace on the Surrey/London border began in 1538 on the 30th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne.

It stood on the site of Cuddington village, near Ewell before it fell into disrepair and disappeared in the 1690s.

A 1568 watercolour of the building painted by Joris Hoefnagel is to be auctioned at Christie's in December.

The picture has not been seen in public since it was shown at The National Gallery in Washington in 1986....



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