Belying her appearance, Anne of Cleves, like Christina of Denmark, was no fool. Get notified! That I would say would be better than living in Germany or being married to the King. Even Holbein's divine hand in his well-known Dead Christ (1521) is his own, as I have already shown. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button.

As it is, Anne's dress seems to have fascinated him more than the strangely lifeless symmetry of her features. Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know?

The painting of Anne by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543). National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HESwitchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055, Find out more about the Inspiring People project, National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. Subscribe to email updates from Tudors Dynasty. Where can I see these supposed letters? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist. Anne was born in 1515, on either 22 September, or more probably 28 June. I just re-shared my post the other day on Facebook about whether or not she had children with Henry VIII after their marriage was annulled. The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. forms: { Henry's displeasure at finding Anne of Cleves more like a `fat flanders mare' when she arrived for the marriage ceremony in January 1540 cost Holbein dear in prestige, and he received no further important work from this quarter. Anne was born in 1515 to�John III, Duke of Cleves and Maria of J�lich-Berg in D�sseldorf, Germany.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Why would a great master when copying a portrait by an earlier master change the features of the portrait sitter? Contributions are moderated. If it was his son, then Holbein would be suggesting that in creating the queen's portrait he had been re-born as a great master, as the next in line. Design by Kind Company. If they inspire you please support our work. Anne received Hever House in the settlement and remained on good terms with Henry, often being referred to as the King's beloved sister. There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Never have seen a lot of them. ); The primary documents for the inquiry *are* available and *do not* support any interpretation other than that the marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves was never consummated. Left: Detail of the hands in Holbein's Portrait of Anne of Cleves rotated It could, for instance, be an image of the artist's son which Holbein had painted the year before. Portrait of Anne of Cleves. callback: cb “It’s highly likely. Can you tell us more about this person? It was on the basis of this portrait that Henry VIII chose her to be his fourth Queen.

If you have information to share please complete the form below. Date: 1539; Germany. Portrait of Anne of Cleves c. 1539 Parchment mounted on canvas, 65 x 48 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris: In 1539, Holbein was sent to Düren, in the Duchy of Cleves, to paint a portrait of Anne as a possible candidate for marriage.

Various Documents: The Badge of Anne of Cleves. })(); Facebook no longer shows our posts to a majority of our followers - Don't want to miss out on new articles? He produced several portraits of each of them. This portrait of Anne of Cleves continues Hans Holbein's strong connection to the ruling monarch of Henry VIII of England as well as several of his wives. Switchboard: +44 (0) 20 7306 0055, We are currently closed until spring 2023, while essential building works take place, Anne of Cleves House Museum, Lewes, East Sussex, Anne of Cleves in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! The point of the picture was to give Henry as close an idea of the woman's appearance as possible. Watercolor on parchment mounted on canvas. His sister Mary ap Rhys received from the Princess several yards of white silk for her wedding gown and she was born to Beatrice 1530. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day. The sitter is seated in a high statuss chair, high status clothing. To use copyrighted material in print or other media for purposes beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

All contributions are moderated. Despite its bland, unprepossessing appearance, this royal commission is coloured by a controversial history. Anne of Cleves Portrait of Queen Anne of Cleves who did not appeal to Henry VIII physically and became known unflatteringly as The Flanders Mare... Anne of Cleves Queen of England fifth wife of Henry VIII circa 1550 Original Publication People Disc HB0157.