SAM Art: How did they say “selfie” in 16th-century Italy?
In our image-saturated age, it’s hard to imagine a time before selfies, Snapchat and Instagram. But before photography made it a simple matter to capture a life, painters strove to convey an indivi…
Catherine Carey, daughter of Mary Boleyn, niece of Anne Boleyn, possible daughter of Henry VIII
This is the first color version of this portrait that I have found. It clearly shows her (possibly Tudor) red hair and the dark brown eyes so characteristic of the Boleyn family. It is not impossible from this portrait to imagine that she is the daughter of Henry VIII. Catherine is very pregnant in this portrait, probably with one of her two youngest daughters.
1578 Lady Philippa Coningsby by George Gower (Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA) | Grand Ladies
Lady Philippa Coningsby wears a dress that rivals German dresses for being colorful in this 1578 Gower portrait.
Bernardino Luini (artist) Italian, c. 1480 - 1532 Portrait of a Lady, 1520/1525. NGA, Washington, DC
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Élisabeth de Valois, by Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, 1565. Detail. Museo del Prado. Madrid, Spain. Third Wife of King Felipe II of Spain. Isabel de Valois was the daughter of King Henri II of France and Catharine of Medici. Born in 1546, married Felipe II in 1559, helping to consolidate the peace process between Spain and France.
English School, circa 1595-1605
Portrait of a lady, traditionally identified as Catherine, Countess of Nottingham, but more probably one of the Countess of Nottingham's daughters, full-length, in a black silk velvet dress embroidered with silver, with a pearl and diamond necklace, a ten pointed star diamond brooch and arcades of pearls in her hair, holding a fan in her right hand and with roses with her left
ca. 1557 Catherine of Austria by Monogrammist PF (Germanisches Nationalmuseum - Nuremberg Germany) | Grand Ladies
Catherine wears a dark sleeveless overcoat and a gold brocade dress below it. Her sleeves are decorated with numerous puffed cloth ornaments.
Hans Holbein the Younger Simon George of Cornwall,1536-37 Anne of Cleves,1539 Edward IV as a child,1543 Francois Clouet Unknown Lady,c.1545 Catherine de Medici,1555 Unknown Lady, c.1550 Unknown Lady possibly Mary Queen of Scots,c.1555 Mariana of Austria,c.1560 Mary Queen of Scots,c.1565 Portrait of Claude Gouffier,c.1568 Margaret of Valois,1572 Margaret of Valois,1570s Henriette de Clèves, 4th Duchesse de Nevers,c.1570 Portrait of Cosme de Pascarenges,c.1570 Portrait of a nobleman,1570s…
The Embroiderer's Art - 16th Century Netherlands
At Bonham's auction on 7 July there is a magnificent portrait of a 16th century Netherlandish lady who has the most astonishingly rendered...
Elisabeth of Valois
Queen Elisabeth of Valois, third wife of Philip II Ca. 1605. Oil on canvas. Pantoja de la Cruz, Juan Valladolid (Spain), 1553 - Madrid (Spain), 1608. Copy of a 1560s original.