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« on: September 14, 2012, 03:56:04 PM »

I have a love for English history and here's some lovely artwork.

This bust of a young Henry VIII is rarely seen, but I think it's fascinating to look at.  It's not just a bust of a young child, but shows a bit of her personality in years later to come.

http://www.royalcollectio...491-1547-when-a-young-boy

My favorite two portraits of Queen Elizabeth I - The Darnley portrait and a portrait of her as a princess.  I think these two are pretty accurate for likeness because the forehead is the same shape and I see similarities to the older face that I do in the younger one.  Although royalty and nobles back then hid their imperfections in art work, and Elizabeth I was notorious for that, I do think that this was far less likely in a portrait of her as a young girl.





According to art historians, this is considered probably a very accurate likeness of Elizabeth Tudor because it is a rare surviving unfinished portrait.  Most of the ones that the Queen disliked were destroyed.  By Isaac Oliver.



My favorite portrait of Mary Tudor.  You can see the stress and determination on her face.  This is by no means a flattering portrait.  BTW, that pearl she is wearing was just sold off last year at the Elizabeth Taylor auction. 

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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 05:20:26 PM »

Thank you for the photos Tudorfan. I believe the second portrait is from the one that shows Henry with his children. So few of the Tudor artifacts are still in existence so any portraits are valuable.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 06:14:06 PM »

I love the Holbein portraits of Henry and Anne of Cleves, Elizabeth I's ``Gloriana'' portrait, and the terrific photos Annie Liebowitz shot of QEII.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 09:21:34 PM »

Thank you for the photos Tudorfan. I believe the second portrait is from the one that shows Henry with his children. So few of the Tudor artifacts are still in existence so any portraits are valuable.

You're welcome! Glad you liked them. 

Actually that was an earlier portrait that Henry commissioned, and although his third wife, Jane Seymour, was dead by this time, he resurrected her for this portrait.  Elizabeth is all the way to the right, and Mary to the left, and his favorite child and beloved son, Edward, is by his side.  Talk about making your female children feel inferior. Nono



The above second portrait I posted is Elizabeth by herself, in her bedroom, with a large book which shows her dedication to her education.  The artist is unknown, but it is thought to be by William Scrots. 
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2019, 11:33:22 PM »

In 1635 or 1636, the Flemish artist Anthony van Dyck painted King Charles I of England from three viewpoints. Charles I in Three Positions is also referred to as The Triple Portrait of Charles I.   
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/483151866270158181
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 11:43:10 PM »

statue of Queen Victoria at Kensington   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjfddVuODtY   
In 1893 Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll completed the marble statue of Queen Victoria that stands in Kensington Garden.
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2019, 05:18:47 PM »

The portrait Charles I in Three Positions :
https://upload.wikimedia...._-_Google_Art_Project.jpg
posted by @CyrilSebastian is really interesting.

A contemporary of van Dyck ,William Dobson also did a portrait
of Charles I :
https://www.rct.uk/sites/...3/8/783112-1531151684.jpg
The funny part is that Dobson, based on a documentary was accused of being to ''realistic,"' translation-his portraits being unfaltering.
Wonder if the accusations against him of copying the Royal Collection came after the much more appealing van Dyck became the court painter.

Wallerant Vaillant  and Charles II:
https://66.media.tumblr.c...w8axnBpn1qbohcko1_500.jpg
Dobson Charles II as a teen:
https://www.nationalgalle...85-when-prince-wales-page
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2019, 11:30:23 PM »

Portrait of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales   
http://www.alamy.com/stoc...he-british-164350964.html
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2019, 10:34:46 PM »

Thank you for the photos Tudorfan. I believe the second portrait is from the one that shows Henry with his children. So few of the Tudor artifacts are still in existence so any portraits are valuable.

You're welcome! Glad you liked them. 

Actually that was an earlier portrait that Henry commissioned, and although his third wife, Jane Seymour, was dead by this time, he resurrected her for this portrait.  Elizabeth is all the way to the right, and Mary to the left, and his favorite child and beloved son, Edward, is by his side.  Talk about making your female children feel inferior. Nono


 

Well at that time female offspring was inferior to Boys.
It was the belief of that time and the fact that the daughters actually were "in the picture" was a huge tribute to them. It was meant to show that while certainly young Edward was the heir and successor of his Father, the daughters were  accepted as legal daughters and heirs as well.
Quite a departure from the earlier brandishing them bastards.
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« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2020, 11:09:24 PM »

Portrait of Queen Mary II aged 15 by Sir Peter Lely     
http://www.alamy.com/stoc...peter-lely-145115847.html
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« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2020, 12:47:28 AM »

I will have to look into my collection; amazing to be related to SO many royals.

Poor Katie and Meghan - not only false mothers, but disgraceful examples as women and duchesses, too. So common and trashy, this pair.

Neither one of them has accomplished anything to date. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2020, 01:51:44 AM »

This soundtrack came out just in time with the most perfect song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8UH6ZtnW5U



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« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2020, 05:15:23 AM »

This soundtrack came out just in time with the most perfect song

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8UH6ZtnW5U





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« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2020, 04:21:34 PM »

I'm a ridiculous, lazy, cheap, mannish looking social-climber and fake mother?

She and her grasping family are so common. Everybody and I mean EVERYBODY in decent circles know what she is. A phony through and through.

So common.  Banana

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 04:28:12 PM »

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey is so lovely and evocative...even if it's not entirely historically accurate, this painting is what made me fall in love with her story.

https://www.nationalgalle...ecution-of-lady-jane-grey

I love the Armada Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I...there is some serious shade she is throwing at Philip II in them!  Not only with the images of the destruction of the armada, or her hand resting so casually yet possessively on the globe.  Pearls were a symbol of chastity and purity, and it's delightfully savage that the Virgin Queen who rejected Philip II's proposal of marriage has a portrait commissioned where she is draped in pearls, with a very strategically placed pearl as well!  And the use of mermaids to show that she, too, lured men to their deaths on the high sea. 

https://www.rmg.co.uk/whats-on/faces-of-a-queen
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