Jane Seymour by Holbein, 1537   The famous red dress that supports the "stomacher pinned over front lacing" theory (see the gold pins?). Note the undersleeve and underskirt fabrics. Also see the sleeve detail and the blackwork detail.

Hans The Younger Holbein Jane Seymour Queen of England, , Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of Jane Seymour Queen of England by Hans The Younger Holbein.

Some inspiration for my tudor gown: Jane Seymour, third and favorite wife of Henry VIII. She is portrayed posthumously in a 1545 family painting of Henry VIII and his children.

Posthumous depiction of cent. Jane Seymour from Henry VIII's family painting. Unknown artist after Han Holbein the Younger.

Le mariage entre Anne de Clèves et Henri VIII a lieu en janvier 1540.Le roi le fait annuler quatre jours plus tard !

6 January 1540 - The Wedding of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

Anne of Cleves, Studio of Barthel Bruyn the Elder. Photo: St John’s College, Oxford. Not a Holbein!

"Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour (detail from the Whitehall Mural)", from the 1667 copy by Remigius van Leemput of the 1537 original, by Hans Holbein the Younger (Flemish, 1497/98-1543). Elizabeth (1466-1503) was Queen consort of England as spouse of King Henry VII from 1486 until 1503, and mother of King Henry VIII of England. Jane Seymour was one of Henry VIII's queens, and would've been in the early stages of her pregnancy when she stood for the original painting in 1536-37.

Some of my favorite time period history reading. Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour: detail from the Whitechapel Mural, copy by van Leemput after Holbein, (Thurley, p. Tudor dress but with a century vertical/conical silouhette.

Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VI), ca. 1538 by Hans Holbein the Younger. Housed at The Berger Collection

Royal Baby Fashion Through the Ages

Edward, Prince of Wales (later Edward VI (son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour) Hans Holbein the Younger 1537 (I've always loved this painting)

Elizabeth I during the late 1590s

Queen Elizabeth I., circa late Possibly one of the portraits done for distribution, with Her Majesty's approval. So popular and in demand were her portraits, Elizabeth permitted mass production of her image, for the people.

King Henry VIII (1509 - 1547) The best known fact about Henry is that he had six wives. British school children learn the following rhyme to help them remember the fate of each wife: "Divorced, Beheaded, Died: Divorced, Beheaded, Survived".

Henry VIII -- -- Joos van Cleve -- Flemish -- Oil on wood -- British Royal Trust Collection

Royal Jewelry - Queen Elizabeth I Pelican Cup

Elizabeth I by an Unknown Artist, (Elizabethan Club of Yale) - my new FAVORITE portrait of Good Queen Bess


Unknown woman, possibly Elizabeth Seymour-Cromwell by Hans Holbein the Younger (Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio) also called Catherine Howard

A sketch of Anne Boleyn. Holbein's portraits of her may have been destroyed by Henry VIII

A Holbein sketch of Anne Boleyn. It is said that Holbein's portraits of her may have been destroyed by Henry VIII.

When Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509 he was just shy of his 18th birthday. He was tall, robust, handsome and athletic. Yet when the infamous King died on 28th January 1547 he weighed about 178kg and had a waist measurement of 52 inches and a chest measurement of about 53 inches. So how did this decline in Henry VIII's physical appearance happen? As a young man, Henry VIII was considered to be the most handsome prince in Europe. He was tall, standing at six foot two which was taller ...

King Henry VIII by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist oil on panel, circa 1520 20 in. mm x 381 mm)

"Young Lady Elizabeth (école anglaise, XVIIe s., huile sur toile), Musée national du château de Pau, Inc. DP 53-2-59 Goodreads | Steven Wood Collins's Blog: The Writing of Steven Wood Collins - The Patricians: Elizabeth I Tudor, Queen of England (1533 - 160...

"Young Lady Elizabeth (école anglaise, XVIIe s., huile sur toile), Musée national du château de Pau, Inc.

Princess Mary Tudor, younger sister of Henry VIII and younger child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York.  She married Charles Brandon after the death of her first husband Louis XII.  This is supposed to represent Mary around the time of 1524 when the couple was already married to each other

Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Sister of Henry VIII. I have been interested in the Tudors, ever since!