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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 • Mars
• Elizabeth I (1533-1603), queen of England and Ireland
• Mary I (1516–1558), queen of England and Ireland
• Somer [Sommers], William (d. 1559), court fool
• Edward VI (1537–1553), king of England and Ireland
• Henry VIII (1491–1547), king of England and Ireland
• Philip II, king of Spain (1527–1598)
Subject Terms allegory | brocade | child | cityscape | coat of arms | costume | family | fruit | group portrait | guards (security) | historical subject | jester | king (person) | peace | plenty | portrait | queen (person) | royalty | rug | throne | Tudor | war
Publications

Karen Hearn, Dynasties, painting in Tudor and Jacobean England, 1530-1630, Tate Publishing, London, 1995, p. 82, N6765 D95 1995 + (YCBA)


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


Michael Roulstone, Sudeley Castle, Garrod Status Ltd., London, 1974, p. 4, V 1866 (YCBA)


Sudeley Castle : A Thousand Years of English History, Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Great Britain, 1987, V 0105 (YCBA)


Sudeley Castle, Hourds Marketing Ltd., London, 1977, pp. 10-11, V 1865 (YCBA)


Emma Brocklehurst Dent, Annals of Winchcombe and Sudeley, J. Murray, London, 1877, pp. 230-232, DA690 W64 +D45 (YCBA)


Britain in the world: Highlights from the Yale Center for British Art in honor of Amy Meyers, Yale University Press, New Haven, London, p. 20, N6761 .Y33 2019 (LC) (YCBA)


Ellen Chirelstein, The Allegory of the Tudor Succession, Painting in Focus, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, V 0100 (YCBA)

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