10 September 2013

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion @ Queen's Gallery

Portraits of English Civil War commanders in the section on military clothing and armour.

There's just a few weeks left to catch the excellent exhibition In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, which runs at the Queen's Gallery (Buckingham Palace) until 6 October.

Here's some of what you can expect ...


Van Dyke's portrait of Henrietta Maria (before 8 August 1632, the date when Charles authorised payment of £20 to the Van Dyke for the picture).

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A board explaining fashion developments in the 1630s.


Portraits of members of Charles II's court.


A copy of the Bernini bust of Charles I (the original was lost in the Whitehall fire of 1698) beside Van Dyke's famous triptych of the king. Researchers believe that a piece of blue silk attached to a book in their collection could be the blue ribbon shown in the triptych.


Bust of Charles I (after Bernini).


An information board from the exhibition.


The exhibition also featured a section on the influence of European fashions.


Prince Frederick, future Elector Palatine and King of Bohemia, as a child. The Prince would in 1613 marry Princess Elizabeth, Charles I's sister.


Charles I's eldest daughter Mary, when Princess of Orange, by Adriaen Hanneman (around 1655).


A portrait of a young woman, now thought to be Henrietta Maria.


Close-up from the same painting.


The Four Eldest Children of the King and Queen of Bohemia by Van Honthorst (1631).


Prince Rupert and a cherubic-looking Prince Maurice. 11 years later both would rally to the side of their uncle, Charles I, at the outbreak of the English Civil War.


Detail from Henry, Prince of Wales with Robert Devereux, third Earl of Essex in the hunting field by Robert Peake.


Silk cuff above the hand of Charles I holding a cane, in the 1628 portrait by Mytens.


Charles II dancing at a ball at court with his sister Mary. Hieronymus Janssens c.1660.

In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion (until 6th October)
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