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Creator Unknown artist, sixteenth century
after Lucas de Heere, 1534–1584, Netherlandish
Title An Allegory of the Tudor Succession: The Family of Henry VIII
Alternate Title(s) Allegory of the Tudor Succession (The Family of Henry VIII)
Date ca. 1590
Medium Oil on panel
Dimensions 45 x 71 3/4 inches (114.3 x 182.2 cm)
Credit Line Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accession Number B1974.3.7
Collection Paintings and Sculpture
Link to This Record http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1666690
People Represented or Subject • Henry VIII (1491–1547), king of England and Ireland
• Philip II, king of Spain (1527–1598)
• Mars
• Elizabeth I (1533-1603), queen of England and Ireland
• Mary I (1516–1558), queen of England and Ireland
• Edward VI (1537–1553), king of England and Ireland
Subject Terms allegory | brocade | child | cityscape | coat of arms | costume | family | fruit | group portrait | guards (security) | historical subject | king (person) | peace | plenty | portrait | queen (person) | royalty | rug | throne | Tudor | war
Publications

Roy C. Strong, The English icon, Elizabethan & Jacobean portraiture, Paul Mellon Foundation for British Art, London New York, 1969, p. 140, no. 95, ND1314 S77 + (YCBA)


Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, pp. 6-7, 25, no. 1, fig, no. 1, N8219 K5 C76 1990 (YCBA)


Linda Colley, Crown Pictorial : Art and the British Monarchy : Exhibition Labels, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1990, pp. 1-2, no. 1, , N8219 K5 C761 1990 (YCBA)


Lisa Hopkins, In a Little Room : Marlowe and the Allegory of the Tudor Succession, Notes and Queries, v. 53, no. 4, December 2006, pp. 442-44, A88 122 (SML)


Margaret Aston, The king's bedpost, Reformation and iconography in a Tudor group portrait, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge [England] New York, 1993, p. 114, pl. VII, ND1314.2 (YCBA)


Christopher Lloyd, Henry VIII, images of a Tudor king, Phaidon Press, Oxford, 1991, no. 55, N7628 H5 L56 1990 (YCBA)


Ian Tyers, The tree-ring analysis of 23 panel paintings from the Yale Center for British Art , New Haven, dendrochronological consultancy report 470, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2011, p. 15, 16, 17, 22, 32-38, 62, figs, 11 and 17, CC78.3 .T94 2011


Lisa Ford, Allegory of the Tudor Succession: The Family of Henry VIII, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp0mtLONkUk, May 16, 2012, 0 minutes, 14 seconds, Available Online via YouTube , video

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