This is Anne Boleyn, based on one of the more flattering portraits of her, & probably 1 of the easiest pictures I ever made on the Tudors Scene-Maker www.dolldivine.com/the-tudors-… . (Though now I'm starting 2 wish I'd made her famous "B" necklace...maybe I'll re-do the painting later).
The doll is based on this beautiful painting of Anne Boleyn from Hever Castle. It's my fave painting of her, and though it was painted after her time, I think it's the most accurate image we can get of her. The English may not have considered her beautiful in an era where blonds & redheads were in vogue, but she certainly would have qualified in this day & age
I actually had to base part of this picture on a wax figure they made of Anne in that famous museum in London, b/c the portrait didn't show what the lower part of her gown looked like.
I decided to do another Catherine of Aragon picture, even though I've mostly moved onto other characters in the Tudor Court. I realized I'd forgotten this painting when working from real images of the royal family on the "Tudors" scene-maker. The portrait only shows her head & shoulders, so I had to improvise w/ the sleeves & skirt. I used a red & gold background so the headdress would stand out better. The original painting has a black background, so it was difficult to see Catherine's hood.
As you can see with Catherine & her sisters, this was a very early version of the French Hood. It later lacked the black lappets seen with these hoods, & often became very colorful & edged with jewels/gold.
Wow! Already this doll has gotten 3 Crowns for Accurate & 1 for Intricate on Doll~Divine!
Popular culture wants to believe that Anne Boleyn brought the French Hood as a fashion statement to England, after her time on the Continent, but the truth is, Catherine of Aragon was the first to introduce this headdress. It's just that Anne Boleyn made it popular, that's all. It seems that Henry VIII's first wife chose to adopt the more conservative gable-hoods soon after their marriage.
The famous painting this is based off of was made when Catherine was still a princess, and I found other paintings of her sister Juana & her niece Isabella, Queen of Denmark, wearing the exact same style. This was an early version of the French Hood, and it's easy to see why it was more popular than the gable-hood. It was lighter, it framed the face nicely, and it showed a little bit of hair at the top. This painting also confirms that Catherine of Aragon was indeed a redhead, never a brunette like the media likes to portray her.
This is Anne of Cleves, Henry VIII's fourth wife. She was a German princess, whose marriage served to create an alliance with England. However, things didn't work out between her and the king. It's a pretty long story, so I'll just tell about the painting.
Henry was interested in an alliance with the Duke of Cleves, who had two daughters old enough to marry. Hans Holbein, the court painter, was sent to do paintings of the ladies so the king could decide which one he wanted. He chose Anne. However, legend has it that Hans fell in love with Anne while painting her, and portrayed her as prettier than she was in real life.
After Anne had arrived in England and was on her way to the court, the king decided to see her in person, not wanting to wait for his "pretty" new bride. So he dropped in on her early, and was NOT happy with the real woman who had come to marry him. You could imagine how cheated he must have felt. But then again, he wasn't much of a prize himself by this time in his life.
Since the marriage was never consummated, the two of them could legally divorce by English law, but to keep the alliance with Germany, Henry gave Anne her own homes and luxuries to live in, and treated her as his "sister" and friend after that. It's nice to say that Anne of Cleves' marriage to Henry VIII had the happiest ending of all the wives.
This outfit was a real pain in the butt to make, mostly because Anne is shown in her most famous painting wearing a very elaborate and odd-shaped German gown. I had to make the upper sleeves and hat out of beads, and the wired veil was the EASY part, lol. Like some of my other works, this was a 2nd attempt at imitating Anne's famous portrait. The first time didn't go over so well and looked like a mess, so it's good that this one turned out better.
Anne was the 2nd and more famous wife of Henry VIII, was because of her that Henry broke up with the Church. She was the mother of Queen Elizabeth I, the most famous queen of England!
This is not my favorite dress of Anne in the series, but I really like this one! I'm thinking in do more fanarts os Anne, one for the season 2 of the show, one of Anne of Thousand Days, e one of The Other Boleyn Girl... What do you think? Well, we'll see...
Juana was the eldest daughter of the Catholic Kings, Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella od Castile (and the elder sister of Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's first wife), and become the queen of Castile after the death of her mother.
Juana became known as Joanna the Mad, because of its emotional disorders, which worsened with the affairs of her husband, Philip the Handsome, by whom she was completely in love.
Most historians now agree that she had melancholia, severe clinical depression, a psychosis, or a case of inherited schizophrenia. There is debate about the diagnosis that she was mentally ill considering that her symptoms were aggravated by non-consensual confinement and control by others who had assumed her royal powers.
I've already made some of her relatives as: her mother Isabella of Castile - [link] her sister, Isabella de Aragon: [link] her sister, Maria de Aragon: [link] her sister Catalina of Aragon: as princess of Whales: [link] as queen of England: [link] her niece of Mary I of England - [link]
Her history was very sad! But if wanna know more about her, click here: [link]
Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March 1603) was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty.
Tribute to Queen Katherine of Aragon, Queen of England and first wife of Henry VIII, imitating the style of the Middle Ages. With the details in the filigree, of its symbol, the pomegranate, and a crucifix, for his faith. Unlike the real picture, she have blue eyes, because she really had that color, just like his mother. Although the reference pic appear dark brown.
Surely, Catherine remembered Spain (though he loved England) and above all, remember their childhood with his brother Juan and her sisters Isabel, Juana and Maria and her parents Fernando and Isabel.
Maria Doyle Kennedy as Catherine of Aragon in the serie "The Tudors". Nerea Gárcia as Catherine as a Child in the film "Juana la Loca" ( Mad Love, the title in English) And Juan, Isabel and Maria in the film "Juana la Loca"
Images copyright of Showtime and Enrique Cerezo P.C.
It is my design of the first wife of King Henry VIII of England, the spanish princess Catherine of Aragon. Made with The Tudor Scene Maker, thanks to www.dolldivine.com and www.azaleasdolls.com.
Catherine of Aragon (1485 – 1536): Was Queen consort of England as the first wife of King Henry VIII of England and Princess of Wales as the wife to Arthur, Prince of Wales. Catherine was very much an ideal queen. She was supportive of her husband, and like him, she enjoyed music and dance. As queen, Catherine managed the royal household, cared for Henry's linen and wardrobe, ran her own estates, and often supervised in royal business. She also took time and effort to provide the poor with money, clothes, food, and fuel in the winter. She was the only person Henry could confide to in the first few years of their marriage. For the first five years of their marriage, Catherine acted as the Spanish ambassador to England quite successfully on her own. She held off a Scottish rebellion in England while King Henry was off to war in France. She successfully appealed for the lives of the rebels involved in the Evil May Day for the sake of their families. She was also a patron of Renaissance humanism. The controversial book "The Education of Christian Women" by Juan Luis Vives, which claimed women have the right to an education, was dedicated to and commissioned by her. Such was Catherine's impression on people, that even her enemy, Thomas Cromwell, said of her "If not for her sex, she could have defied all the heroes of History." William Shakespeare described her as "The Queen of Earthly Queens", and during her early years as queen consort she was described as "The most beautiful creature in the world."
Queen Catherine bore six children, only one of whom had survived. This was Princess Mary, who would later become Queen Mary I of England. Henry was obsessed with producing a male heir to the throne in order to continue the Tudor dynasty. It became evident to Henry that Catherine would not be able to give him a son. Consequently, Henry tried to secure an annulment of his marriage with Catherine from Pope Clement VII. Queen Catherine decided to fight to defend the validity of her marriage and her daughter's rights as legitimate heir. Had Catherine acted differently, the religious reformation would have been delayed or might not have come to England at all. The pope would not agree to the annulment so Henry decided to resolve his dilemma by having the archbishop of Canterbury declare his marriage with Catherine null and void on March 30, 1534. Henry then took Anne Boleyn as his new queen. Henry VIII had split away from the Catholic Church and formed the Church of England, and put himself as the head of the church. Catherine died on January 7, 1536, at the age of fifty, in Kimbolton castle, secluded from Henry and her daughter.
Catherine de Medici was a Franco/Italian noblewoman who was Queen consort of France from 1547 until 1559, as the wife of King Henry II of France. Throughout his reign, Henry excluded Catherine from participating in state affairs and instead showered favours on his chief mistress, Diane de Poitiers, who wielded much influence over him. Henry's death thrust
Catherine into the political arena as mother of the frail fifteen-year-old King Francis II. When he died in 1560, she became regent on behalf of her ten-year-old son King Charles IX and was granted sweeping powers. After Charles died in 1574, Catherine played a key role in the reign of her third son, Henry III. He dispensed with her advice only in the last months of her life.
Catherine's three sons reigned in an age of almost constant civil and religious war in France. The problems facing the monarchy were complex and daunting. At first, Catherine compromised and made concessions to the rebelling Protestants, or Huguenots, as they became known. She failed, however, to grasp the theological issues that drove their movement. Later, she resorted in frustration and anger to hard-line policies against them. In return, she came to be blamed for the excessive persecutions carried out under her sons' rule, in particular for the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre of 1572, in which thousands of Huguenots were killed in Paris and throughout France.
Once in control of the royal purse, she launched a programme of artistic patronage that lasted for three decades. During this time, she presided over a distinctive late French Renaissance culture in all branches of the arts. The years in which they reigned have been called "the age of Catherine de Medici".
Made with The Tudor Scene Maker, thanks to www.dolldivine.com and www.azaleasdolls.com.
Mary I ou Maria I, a Católica ou a Sanguinária. Seu pai, Henrique VIII, e sua irmã, Elizabeth, mandaram matar mais pessoas do que o número de protestantes que ela, apesar de sua fama.
Fiz tentando misturar o que já vi dela nos quadros, descrições e também características de sua mãe, Catalina. E como podem perceber, tentei tirar o peso que geralmente acompanha seu rosto em suas representações. Mary não devia ser uma pessoa ruim, só alguém que sofreu demais.
Anne Boleyn, Anna Bolina ou Ana Bolena. A segunda esposa de Henrique VIII. Amada e odiada até hoje.
Acho uma figura interessante, perseverante e espirituosa, um vulto feminino para a época, mas frívola e ambiciosa demais. Se não fosse sua ambição não teria tido sua subida e queda e, consequentemente, morrido decaptada.
Quem quiser saber sobre Anne ficam as mesmas dicas dadas para Catalina. O Boullan [link] , primeiro site brasileiro sobre a Era Tudor, onde esse desenho já foi postado, também é uma boa pedida
Não gostei muito desse capelo, mas foi um dos primeiros que eu fiz.
Given how at this point in history white wedding dresses were probably nonexistent, if not rare, it had been difficult to come up with something that had white as a main color. Now that accessories are available, I managed to come up with this beauty.
Mostly due to reading the MLP fanfic "Under the Northern Lights" I tend to call this set of gowns the Hrimfaxi (left) and Skinfaxi (right) gowns. Admittedly more creativity went into the design of the Hrimfaxi gown due to me having a clearer idea of what I wanted.