Month: January 2012

  • Jan 13 non-cuddly rulers

    The 16th Century was a rough time, which perhaps explains why the subjects of many portraits from that period don’t shrink from displaying toughness. Witness these two portraits of Anna Jagiellonka, Queen of Poland. The first, by an unknown court painter c.1555, was painted when she was 32, before she was queen. The second is […]