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Unfortunate Wives II by hogret Unfortunate Wives II by hogret
Henry VIII had six wives, remembered in sequence as follows:
Divorced, Beheaded, Died. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived.

This is Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, beheaded for adultery, high treason and witchcraft. Well that's what the court said. Actually he was bored with her, frustrated that she couldn't produce a son, furious that she had hinted that he was no longer particularly potent in bed, and he already had his eye on her successor.

Artists Trading Card ~ second in a series of Henry's Unfortunate Wives.
Washi paper, gesso portrait, acrylics, aquarelles, gel and gold pens.

Available for trade
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LesAriannalost Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I am reading a book on the six wives of henry now by Alison Weir. I have just read into the chapter where Ann Boleyn was beginning to romance with Henry. Man! They were such captivating people, and really, the author puts into perspective how very human they truly were...
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hogret Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Once you've done with Alison Weir, you should try Philippa Gregory's novels about the various Queens. Just riveting stories!!
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LesAriannalost Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
I bet! I mean her book is wonderful! I love the descriptions! I like the paintings from the time, but I like to think the wives looked like your pictures!!
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TrashAndTreasures Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all I love the idea of this topic put to cards. I am...well..."fan" is the wrong word, but I am pretty interested in the Tudors.
Also, the way you realize the women on the cards is amazing. I love the style!
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hogret Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
Thanks - I've also always been fascinated by the Henry / Elizabeth sagas. On my really "woo-woo" days I wonder if I didn't perhaps live in those times in a previous life! Love the clothes, love the tragedy and the larger-than-life dramas. I posted a tutorial on the gesso technique (quick cheat for those of us who can't draw as well as we'd like to) over at *ATCfanatics, if you're interested.
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TrashAndTreasures Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, I love the stories, too. And especially I like the dresses O.O

Thanks for the hint, I'll check it out immediately. I just found out about such cards today (and found ATCfanatics), and I am really inspired to do something with my incomplete card-sets. That's great =)
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claudiamm37 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
would love to trade this series for a series of your choosing (I will make it original, not prints), let me know (I know this offeis on the first one I commented on, won't clutter your messages with duplicate on each...)

gorgeous!!!
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LauraTringaliHolmes Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
You've captured her doom.
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