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anonymous asked:

Was the portrait of Elizabeth of York we now see painted by a contemporary? Because I see varying versions. I'm just curious. If it was what year was it made?

No, there is no existing contemporary portrait (at least not to my knowledge).  I expect there may have been at a contemporary portrait at one time, probably made during her last years.  From that I would imagine that subsequent copies were made over the years, and then copies of copies, with the original eventually getting lost.  Hence why there are so many versions of that portrait of her from the bust up in a red and gold dress trimmed in ermine with a ¾ turned face.

We do have her funeral effigy, which was made at her death.  And the tomb by Torrigiano, which was made a few years after her death.

She is also depicted in the famous Holbein mural commission by Henry VIII for Whitehall Palace.  Of course, this was made after her death and Henry VIII (mama’s boy that he was) probably over exaggerated all her more exemplary features.

There are a some possibly contemporary depictions of her floating around out there, like this one [x] which was discussed some earlier this week.

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The Tudors Exhibition at the Musée de Luxembourg - PART II

ART & TREATIES : MARRIAGES / COUPLES

Pictures from the Exhibition and the book sold by the museum. 

  • Tomb effigies of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York in Westminster Abbey, sculpted by Pietro Torrigiano (moulding) 
  • The Ordinances of the Confraternity of the Immaculate Conception (London 1503) : Henry VII, Elizabeth of York and their children kneeling before Joachim and Anna at the Golden Gate
  • Pageants for the entry of Mary Tudor into Paris, Pierre Gringore, 1514
  • Henry VIII and Catherine / Katherine  of Aragon, circa 1520, unknown artist, National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • Ratification of a treaty relating to a matrimonial alliance between Princess Mary and the Duke of Orleans, 1527
  • Henry VII, Elizabeth of York, Henry VIII, Jane Seymour from Remigius van Leemput, 1627
  • Philippe II of Spain, Hans Eworth, circa 1557 ; Mary I, Hans Eworth, 1554, London, National Portrait Gallery
  • Philippe II and Mary I, 1555, London, National Portrait Gallery
  • Robert Dudley, first earl of Leicester and Elizabeth I, sketches from Frederico Zuccaro, 1575

Part 1 : OFFICIAL PAINTINGS, PIECES & COINS (x)

Part 2 : ART & TREATIES : MARRIAGES / COUPLES

Part 3 : THE SIX WIVES OF HENRY VIII (X)

Part 4 : …