Along the Riverbank: Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang by Maxwell K. Hearn

By Maxwell K. Hearn

An in-depth stylistic exam and certain actual research of the famed tenth-century "Riverbank, in addition to different chinese language previous grasp work.

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A drawing of her red chalk by Holbein, that came in black and into the possession of the Earls of Bradford, bears the inscription, anna bullen DECOLLATA FUIT LONDINI 1 9 MAY 1 536. It was Holbein's task to paint Henry's third wife, Jane Seymour, whom he precipitately married the day after Holbein in England Anne was beheaded. The portrait of the same year of this daughter of Sir John Seymour, trusted follower of the woman King, brings before us a plain young seven attired with all of twenty- the appurtenances of Tudor fashion, the ropes of jewels, the heavily embroidered gown, the headdress curiously extended and elaborated; with a prim and what might excusably be thought perhaps a apprehensive expression.

There can be no doubt however of the Holbeinesque stamp of character of which little trace The was otherwise artist William (or left. who succeeded Holbein Guillim) Scrots alternatives of Tudor spelling, of effort. Art in Europe had peak into the phase that Man in a Black Cap by John Bettes marks as King's Painter, Scrotes), (or a in the changed direction moved past the Renaissance has come to be known as Mannerism. The term implies an extravagance of style and distortions of various kinds for the sake of emphasis, for example the elongation of the figure to heighten gracefulness of effect that was a sixteenth-century development in Florence.

Many of at come to life in a way and bring them — in ladies to bridge the centuries least— close to the present day. of the Court painter did not stop Holbein was commissioned different kinds. at to design objects Acquaintance with the Re- naissance art of northern Italy, dating from a visit to Milan, and the example of Holbein the Elder's father-in- law Hans Burgkmair in the use of Renaissance motifs, had equipped him with a repertoire of ornament which he applied with zest to a variety of purposes.

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