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TudorQueens 4 - Anne of Cleves by KristinaGehrmann TudorQueens 4 - Anne of Cleves by KristinaGehrmann
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Here's number 4 in my series of Tudor Queens =)

"Anne of Cleves was a German noblewoman and the fourth wife of Henry VIII of England and as such she was Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540. The marriage was never consummated, and she was not crowned queen consort. Following the annulment of their marriage, Anne was given a generous settlement by the King, and thereafter referred to as the King's Beloved Sister. She lived to see the coronation of Mary I of England, outlasting the rest of Henry's wives."

(quoted from Wikipedia - [link] )

Time: about 10-20h
Medium: Photoshop + Wacom tablet
100% hand painted with love by yours truly :D
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student
Lovely work, I like that you've refreshed the original painting of her with a little more liveliness :)
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LadyCastlemaine Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so good, not enough people draw Anne of Cleves
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TatianaRomanov21 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so amazing!!!!
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LadyAnneBoleyn00 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
She looks so pretty....
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Arlome Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is simply amazing!
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KyraWildheart Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Anne was always one of my favouites- her story was very inspiring and I fell so bad for what she had gone through- must have been terrifying!
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imhilien Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Very nice. :)
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broadwayfreak123 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
I've been quite fond of English history for quite some time now and the Tudor era has been one that I've been fascinated with the longest. The thought processes of both Henry and the women he married are just wonderful to speculate. Though all of his queens were different from one another and unique in their own ways, I've found my favorites of his wives to be those least recognized by history. Anne of Cleves was truly the most fascinating of all the eight women involved in his life, if you were to ask me. She was a woman from Germany who knew very little English, coming to marry the King of England who'd had three wives before her. It's no wonder why when Henry asked for a divorce, she willingly agreed. She became one of the most influential women to Henry, as he came to her for advice many times. In fact, out of all of Henry's queens, aside from Catherine of Aragon, Anne of Cleves became the most important figure in the politics of the day. And yet, she is only known as the ugly queen. It's a shame that people don't study her beyond that.

Thank you so much for your beautiful rendition of this lovely lady. Your art is truly amazing and I'm so glad that you've decided to cover one of my favorite time periods in history. All of your works have been amazing and I'm just happy that you have done each lady involved in this time period, including my favorite, Anne of Cleves, and Lady Jane Grey. I love each work and I applaud you on your effort in making each of these.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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MissSindy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Do you know why they only remained married for that long or why it wasnt consummated?
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