Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lord and Lady Guildford...

...from the book I mentioned in the previous post. These are the sketches. Holbein was so skillful that all he did to make Lady Mary look more mature and serious was to put the prayer book in her hands and point her winsome gaze direct at the viewer and subdue her little smile. A theory is that Lord Hubby want her to look matronly and solid for this portrait. Hubby pays, Hubby rules in 1527. I like that we have the sketch--we can still see how pretty she was. (one of my vices is that I like art)

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