Thursday, February 4, 2016

1500s Children of privilege mourning

Jan Gossaert (Jan Mabuse, Jennyn van Hennegouwe) (Flemish artist, c 1472-1532) The Three Children of Christian II 1526

In January 1526, Isabella of Habsburg, Queen of Denmark & sister of the Emperor Charles V, died, leaving behind her three children: John, aged 8; Dorothea, aged 5; & Christina, aged 3.  Here they are portrayed in their somber mourning clothes.