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Anne of Cleves Biography

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1 February 2012

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'Anna, the daughter of Cleves':
Anne of Cleves' signature

Various Documents

The Badge of Anne of Cleves

Weidenfeld and Nicolson Archive

The painting of Anne by Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543). It was on the basis of this portrait that Henry VIII chose her to be his fourth Queen. Watercolor on parchment mounted on canvas. 65x48 cm.   Musee du Louvre, Paris
 A Miniature of Anne of Cleves, painted by a follower of Holbein (or perhaps Holbein himself)

 Victoria and Albert Museum

Another portrait of Anne of Cleves. From the workshop of Barthel Bruyn the Elder in Cologne. X-rays have revealed a longer nose under the top layer of paint.

 At St. John's College Oxford

Etching of Anne of Cleves NPG London
Wax figure of Anne of Cleves

At Madame Tussaud's, London; Photograph by Lara E. Eakins