Tuesday, 7 August 2012
The sketch was made for a painting which wasn't completed until some years later in 1526 when Anna had metamorphosed from adolescent to marriageable young woman. The gold of her hair is darkened with time and only a suggestion of its glory is now hinted at by the demure and appropriate tease of luxuriant plait on display between the thickly wrought bands encircling her head. Now she has the self-knowing look of womanhood. She has disciplined herself away from slouch to the fashionable sway back pose. perhaps as interesting for me and you is the transformation of those suggested embroidered bands on her robe.
Posted by N E E D L E P R I N T at 20:30