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It was a style of the time and has no effect? This isn't right.

It wasn't done to make him look fatter either. Henry was quite large already so didn't need to look bigger.

The correct answer is that it was done to make him look elegant. By making someone's legs look longer it makes them look taller. A fat body then looks in proportion to the legs and the figure looks more elegant. Holbein was flattering Henry.


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