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mknyazev 03-04-2006 06:18 PM

English/British Queens and Queen Consorts
 
I'd appreciate images of any English Queens Consorts esp. medieval and of 17-19 cent. Anna Neville, Mary of Modena, Mary II, Carolina Ansbach etc. The more. the better.

ysbel 03-04-2006 09:28 PM

Before Henry VIIs reign, the art of portraiture was not really developed so most of the portraits done of the royals before the Tudors were painted a few hundred years after their death.

So I chose the pictures of Queens from Elizabeth of York and later because they are a more reliable indicator of what they looked like.

Sources: wikipedia, worldroots, reformation.org, royal.gov.uk

Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of Henry VII

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...thyork1465.jpg

Catherine of Aragon, Queen Consort of Henry VIII

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...on14851535.jpg

Jane Seymour, Queen Consoft of Henry VIII

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...aneseymour.jpg

Anne of Denmark, Queen Consort of James I and VI

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...nnedenmark.jpg

Henrietta Marie of France, Queen Consort of Charles I

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ariefrance.jpg

Catherine of Braganza, Queen Consort of Charles II

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...f_Braganza.jpg

Mary of Modena, Queen Consort of James II

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ary_modena.jpg

Caroline of Ansbach, Queen Consort of George II

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ineansbach.jpg

Charlotte of Mecklinburg-Sterlitz, Queen Consort of George III

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1..._full_page.jpg

Caroline of Brunswick, Queen Consort of George IV (but never crowned)

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1..._Brunswick.jpg

ysbel 03-04-2006 09:40 PM

Adelaide of Meiningen, Queen Consort of William IV

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1..._meiningen.jpg

Paula** 03-05-2006 09:01 AM

I've saved all the pictures :p
Thank you ysbel ;)

Avalon 03-06-2006 02:33 AM

Here are the portraits of six Queen Consorts of Henry VIII

1. Catherine of Aragon (the same as posted by Ysbel)
http://www.britannia.com/bios/images/caragon.jpg
2. Anne Boleyn
http://www.nellgavin.com/boleyn_facts/AnneBoleyn.jpg
3. Jane Seymour (the same as posted by Ysbel)
http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/sca/tudor/redjane.jpg
4. Anne of Cleves
http://www.wga.hu/art/h/holbein/hans...h/04cleves.jpg
5. Kathryn Howard
http://tudorhistory.org/howard/kathryn.jpg
6. Katherine Parr
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild:Kathparr.jpg

gogm 03-06-2006 03:22 AM

Queens Consort
 
Here are some of Alexandra:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...courtdress.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...lexandra10.jpg

As a gorgeous Princess:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...lexandra02.jpg

I've had these for a while so I don't know where they came from.

gogm 03-06-2006 03:38 AM

A Large File Picture of Alexandra
 
This came from the Alexander Palace Discussion Board.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...tAlexandra.jpg:)

gogm 03-06-2006 03:47 AM

Some More Pictures of Alexandra
 
I recall this and the next one came from the Alexander Palace board.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...ation1902a.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...en-Alexand.jpg

Alexandra had two sisters, Thyra and dagmar. Dagmar became Tsarina Maria Fedorvna. This picture shows Alexandra and Dagmar together. It is from the NY Public Library.
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...kalexandra.jpg

For an overwhelming display of wealth and femininity, this is Alexandra, Dagmar, and Alexandra's daughter Victoria:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...ndraDagmar.jpg

I don't recall the source for the last picture.

gogm 03-06-2006 03:54 AM

Queen Mary
 
This is a picture of her as a shapely young lady. The LISA website has this picture, as do others. It is a stunning example of how a corset can idealize a female figure:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...Mary/pmay3.jpg

Here is one of Marywearing spectacular jewels. She was as showy as Alexandra and just as able to display jewels and gowns to the very best advantage:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/gogm/Mary/qm1.jpg
This is probably from the Opera Gloves site.

gogm 03-06-2006 04:57 AM

Portraits of Queen Charlotte
 
I found two at www.wga.hu., one at abcgallery (a Russian art site), one at the UK National Gallery, and one at www.royaltyguide.nl. I have had some for some time and do not recall where I found them. Her pictures can easily be found using Google.:)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...enburg1771.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...Charlotte3.jpg

She looks grand in this one...
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...nCharlotte.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...rlotte_EUR.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...te__Portra.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...lotte_d357.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...tte1744-02.jpg

gogm 03-06-2006 05:13 AM

For Many Pictures of Queen Alexandra
 
Go to:

http://worldroots.com/brigitte/royal...enmark1844.htm...

Iluvbertie 03-06-2006 05:55 AM

These pictures are gorgeous, especially the ones of Alexandra.

lady_windsor 03-06-2006 01:02 PM

I havenoticed that all the pictures are a bit steotyped(if thats the right word) they all look so thin with flawless faces. I doubt that they really looked like that. Isnt it amazing how Queen Alexandra manages to have the same hairstyle all the time...

gogm 03-07-2006 01:39 AM

Queen Alexandra Was Vain
 
Lady Windsor wrote: "I havenoticed that all the pictures are a bit steotyped(if thats the right word) they all look so thin with flawless faces. I doubt that they really looked like that. Isnt it amazing how Queen Alexandra manages to have the same hairstyle all the time..."

She insisted on having photos of her edited to reduce signs of aging. It follows that she was also probably insistent on frequent visits by a coiffeurist to keep her curls in perfect condition.

gogm 03-07-2006 01:47 AM

Queen Henrietta Maria
 
She was portrayed many times (sources credited, when known):
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...MaryStuart.jpg

A spectacular gown:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...Pearls1635.jpg

By Reubens, at the Smithsonian:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...aMaria1633.jpg

She looks gorgeous in white:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...rbonca1630.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...nWhiteLace.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...Maria/hmar.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...a1645_1100.jpg

Web Gallery of Art:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...aria1660-2.jpg

gogm 03-07-2006 02:18 AM

Catherine of Braganza
 
Here's a good portrait:
http://http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/STUcatherineB.jpg

Brigitte Gastel-Lloyd's Worldroots has two:
http://http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs/catherinebraganca1638.jpg

and this impressive portrait:
http://worldroots.com/brigitte/gifs/...anca1638-3.jpg

This wraps it up for tonight...:)

gogm 03-08-2006 01:32 AM

A Few More
 
Mary of Modena, Second wife of James II:
National Portrit Gallery, UK
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/gogm/mw04280.jpg

National Portrit Gallery, UK
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...aryModena-.jpg

National Portrit Gallery, UK
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...Modena1686.jpg

I believe this came from World Roots, but I couldn't find it there just now:
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...denaca1673.jpg

Caroline of Ansbach, Consort of George II (George I had his wife imprisoned so portraits are almost non-existent):
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...ineAnsbach.gif

Adelheid (Adelaide), Consort of William IV (I don't recall the sources of these two images):
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21.../adelaide2.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y215/gogm/adelaide.jpg

Ithil 03-11-2008 02:16 AM

I just adore the pics of Henrietta Maria! To me, she could actually be accounted as one of the prettier queen consorts of England.

Just HOW did Alexandra of Denmark maintain her waist?? It's a puzzle to me how people in the Victorian era kept that kind of waist.

GlitteringTiaras 03-11-2008 02:34 AM

An amazing wasp waist corset and a dresser with very strong arms to pull the strings nice and tight. Plus women in those days tightlaced meaning they trained their bodies to get that 17 inch waist. Overall the corset was probably the worst for women in those days specifically during the mid to late Victorian times.

gogm 03-11-2008 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GlitteringTiaras (Post 740463)
An amazing wasp waist corset and a dresser with very strong arms to pull the strings nice and tight. Plus women in those days tightlaced meaning they trained their bodies to get that 17 inch waist. Overall the corset was probably the worst for women in those days specifically during the mid to late Victorian times.

That is pretty much the answer - C-O-R-S-E-T-S.

I suspect Alexandra was conscious of her figure and physical attractiveness, especially given her husband's proclivities, so she watched her diet too.

They had corsets for the larger ladies too:
http://inlinethumb62.webshots.com/48...600x600Q85.jpg:smile:

I read an article by a woman who grew up in the Belle Epoque describing how she looked forward to being corseted as a sign of growing up and being lady-like.


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