Sunday, May 29, 2016

Biography- Queen Anna de Foix-Candale 1484-1506 married an elderly king & died at age 21



1509 Queen Anna de Foix-Candale of Hungary and Bohemia (1484-1506)

Anne was the daughter of Gaston of Foix, Count of Candale, & Infanta Catherine of Navarre. Her mother was the youngest daughter of Queen Eleanor of Navarre, & Gaston IV, Count of Foix.

Anne grew up at the French royal court in Blois. She was educated in Latin & the classics. The nephew of the French monarch, the Duke of Longueville, is reported to have been in love with her & wished to marry her; but it was prevented, because a more advantageous political marriage was planned for Anne.

The elderly, twice-divorced & childless King Vladislaus II of Hungary of the Jagiellon dynasty had been searching a wife capable of giving him a son. His sights were set on a powerful alliance, closely related to French royalty was acceptable.

Anne was engaged to the elderly king in 1500, the marriage contract confirmed in 1501, & wed in 1502 at the French court. On her way to Hungary, she was much celebrated in Italy, & In Venice, a conflict was caused when France & Hungary were unable to agree about who should pay the expenses. On 29 September 1502, Anne wed Vladislaus in Székesfehérvár & she was crowned Queen of Hungary there that same day.

Anne brought a French court & French advisors with her to Hungary. The relationship was happy at least from the king's view, & he is reported to have regarded her as a friend, assistant & a trusted advisor. She was economically indebted to Venice. In 1506, her signature was placed on a document alongside the king's regarding an alliance with the Habsburg.

Anne enjoyed great popularity after the birth of a son, but the pregnancy ruined her health. She died a little more than 3 weeks later, as the result of complications from her son's delivery, at the age of 21 or 22.


Friday, May 27, 2016

1500s Women attributed to father & son Lucas Cranach (Elder 1472 - 1553) & (Younger 1515-1586) + their workshops & followers



Lucas Cranach the Younger (Northern Renaissance Painter, (1515-68)) and his workshop Princess Elizabeth of Saxony



1562 Lucas Cranach the Younger (1515-68) and his workshop Lucretia Freifrau von Berlepsch



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Woman 1528



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop 1526 - Portrait of Margareth von Ponickau



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Young Woman 1530



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Katharina Luther 1528



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of Magdalena of Saxony, Electress of Brandenburg Wife of Elector Joachim II of Brandenburg, 1529



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Margaret of Austria 1520s



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Woman 1539



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop The Saxon Princesses (Sibyl, Emilia and Sidonia of Saxe) c 1535



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Martha Luther wife of Hans 1527



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Young Lady Holding Grapes



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Princess Maria of Saxony



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Donatrix



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Sibylle von Kleve c 1531



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a young Girl 1540



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop St. Helena with the True Cross, Lucas Cranach the Elder



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Young Woman 1522



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop St Catherine and St Barbara



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Christiana Eulenau 1534


Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  A Princess of Saxonly 1517


Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  A Young Woman 1525


Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Portrait of Catherine Bore wife of Martin Luther 1529


Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Portrait of Anna Cuspinian 1502


Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Young Mother and Child


Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Portrait of Frau Reuss 1503



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Magdalena of Saxony Margravine of Brandenburg 1520



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Portrait of a Woman 1513



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  María Magdalena



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  María Magdalena



1520 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Barbara Jagielion (1478-1534)



1526 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Portrait of a Woman



1526 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553)  and his workshop  Porträt der Prinzessin Sibylle von Cleve als Braut



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Bethrothal portrait of Sybelle of Cleves



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Female Half Figure with Hat



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop St Dorthea



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Sybelle of Cleves, sister of Anne of Cleves



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Lady 1541



 1518 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Anna Buchner



 1525-30 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Young woman with a red hat



 1526 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Sybille of Cleves,Electress Saxony



 1534 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Christiana Eulenau



 1540 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a lady



 1543 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Anna von Minckwitz



 1547 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Katherine of Mecklenburg, Duchess of Saxony



 1550 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Anna of Denmark electress of saxony 1550



 1555 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of Katharina Jagiellonka



 1555 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Queen Bona Sforza d'Aragona (1494-1557)



 1564 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of a Lady



 1565 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Barbara Radziwill



 1565 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Miniature of Elisabeth of  Habsburg



 1579 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop  Margarethe Elisabeth von Ansbach-Bayreuth



1555 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of Anna Jagiellonka



 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Portrait of Sibylle von Cleve, Electress of Saxony (1510-1554)


 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Sybille of Cleves, Electress of Saxony in Coburg dress



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Wife of Duke Heinrichs des Frommen, Katharina von Mecklenburg Detail



1503 Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) Portrait of Frau Reuss



1527 Lucas Cranach the Elder, Catharina von Bora wife of Martin Luther



1526 Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) Portrait of a Woman


1526 Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) Porträt der Prinzessin Sibylle von Cleve als Braut



1525 Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) Maria Magdalena



1532 Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Melancholy

Cranach & his relatives & followers painted the suicide of Lucretia in almost 40 versions.


Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop  Lucretia Committing Suicide 



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Lucretia c 1509 Cranach painted the suicide of Lucretia in almost 40 versions.



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Lucretia Committing Suicide 1512



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Lucretia Committing Suicide 1529



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Lucretia Committing Suicide



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Lucretia Committing Suicide



Lucas Cranach (Northern Renaissance Painter, 1472-1553) and his workshop Lucretia Committing Suicide



Lucas Cranach the Elder 1550