This a portrait of Anne Cleves, Henry's fourth wife, painted around 1539-1540 which shows her wearing an elegant parure. Her head is covered in a coif which has an unusual pendant fixed to its left side, hanging down her left ear. The rims of her coif are jewelled in the northern fashion. Her short necklace is formed of gem centred flowers of white enamel, matching the border of her dress.
David et Bethsabée, is a set of ten tapestries that are currently hanging in France, at the Musée National de la Renaissance at the Château d'Écouen. They are not the only set of tapestries with that name, but these are considered the finest. These tapestries were originally made in Brussels. The original cartoon the tapestry artists worked from are probably from the artist "Jean de Bruxelles, a Brabant artist in the service of the dukes of Burgundy." The items within the tapestries helped…
The Field of the Cloth of Gold, 1520. This painting commemorates the historic meeting between Henry and King Francis I of France. Henry's figure can be seen riding to the left, wearing a vivid red and gold outfit.
A velvet purse (16th century) donated to the British Museum in the 19thc (by Lt-Gen Augustus W H Meyrick) and was labelled as having been given by Henry VIII to Anne Boleyn
1. ACCURACY AND RICHNESS: The accuracy of the shapes and the richness of detail are qualities that are more in the fashion of the Renaissance; clothing of King HENRY VIII is the best of it. The big red velvet jacket, adorned with gold, expresses the grandeur of the sovereign and the coat stole is royal pride. The brocade corset it is laced with rubies, puffy sleeves highlight the sophistication to detail, and it end with a manly skirt. Socks and white shoes emphasize the purity of nobility.