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- Created on: 19-05-19 15:26
Solomon and The Queen of Sheba 1534
- Hans Holbein - Henry's court painter
- Visual representation of the Act of Supremacy - protecting the image of kingship and the dynasty.
- Howarth - Henry's personal involvement in commissioning images. Holbein reduced artistic ambitions to come to England.
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The Great Picture at Whitehall 1537
- Part of a cartooon for large mural destroyed by fire - displayed the Tudor family. Henry's image changed in the final version.
- Believed to be comissioned after the death of Jane Seymour
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Princess Elizabeth 1546
- William Scrots - artist diplomat who served Henry and Edward. Dutch.
- Shows Elizabeth 'on the verge of her sexual potential'.
- Shown with books
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Edward VI 1550
- William Scrots
- Commissioned as diplomatic gift or possible marriage portrait
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Mary Tudor 1554
- Similar to paintings of popes.
- 3/4 angle - eyes follow you around the room
- Howarth - clear daughter of Henry VIII
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Edward VI and the Pope
- Dedicated to Elizabeth as form of petition to prevent the Anjou marriage.
- Elizabeth unlikely to be given the painting
- Similar to some depictions of the last supper
- Example of an allegorical painting
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Importance of miniatures
- Introduced to England in Henry's reign but mostly associated with Elizabeth
- Nicholas Hilliard - small oval miniatures of members of the Queen's courts as well as the of the queen herself
- Highly ornate work requiring great skill using a squirrel hair brush
- private devotional objects and very expensive
- importance overstated as a cultural item
- common folk more likely to own medals of the queen
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Portraits of Elizabeth
- 1563 - proclamation dictates only production of 'official' or approved portraits of the queen
- 1596 - PC ordered destruction of offensive images
- Used the 'mask of youth' - template for all official portartes. Little resemblance to her actual face
- Motto of 'Semper eadem' - always the same. Myth of an unchanging regime.
- Portraits very symbolic and full of icons
- Cult of the virgin turned from weakness to a strength
- Considered inferior to continental painting. Reflection of conservatie and isolationist English culture at the time.
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