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Was It serenely beautiful in design, without the load of ornament that in other works gives its and possessions. Nothing record of the owner's wealth distracts the eye from the fresh and candid countenance, the delicate poise of the hands, the simplicity of the long robe. Yet the great work of art did not seal the bargain. Christina married the Duke of Bar, later Lorraine, the year after Henry made his unhappy alliance with As the Anne of Cleaves. officially appointed Court painter, Holbein had several functions.

Unknown symbolism by an sieve she holds in the portrait painter, said to have refers to the test of chastity a sieve with water with no drop who been her favourite device, triumphantly passed by the to prove her continence from the Tiber and brought lost, to the Temple of Vesta. The ermine House was an emblem of portrait at Hatfield filled back, it unblemished white fur that nestles on her sleeve in in the similar purport. There was a further use in emblems of her authority and the to signify the new Golden Age map on represented by her reign.

There was a further use in emblems of her authority and the to signify the new Golden Age map on represented by her reign. She towers above the which she stands in the 'Ditchley' portrait (facing 66), a pictorial sequel to the entertainment page provided for her by Sir Henry Lee at his house at Ditchley in 1592. The globe is subject to her imperial will in the 'Armada' portrait of which, in celebration of that decisive victory, were made. Engravings gave several versions circulation to the portraits that eternal youth.

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