Anne of Cleves was the fourth wife of King Henry VIII and many say the most lucky of his six wives. Anne was born in 1515 to John III, Duke of Cleves and Maria of Jülich-Berg in Düsseldorf, Germany. She and her sister Amelia were both considered as a future wife to Henry VIII – Anne was the lucky one. Lucky in the sense that it got her out of Germany and into a more free life in England. After her marriage with Henry was annulled Anne stayed in England for the rest of her life and lived very comfortably.
by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger line engraving, published 1707; NPG D10543
Portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1539. Oil and Tempera on Parchment mounted on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
Holbein the younger, Hans; Anne of Cleves (1515-1557); Brighton and Hove Museums and Art Galleries; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/anne-of-cleves-15151557-74331
Bruyn the elder, Bartholomaeus; Anne of Cleves (1515-1557), Queen Consort to Henry VIII ; Trinity College, University of Cambridge; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/anne-of-cleves-15151557-queen-consort-to-henry-viii-134673
Richard Burchett (1815–1875) (studio of)
Parliamentary Art Collection
Bruyn the elder, Bartholomaeus; Anne of Cleves; Oxford College Anon II, University of Oxford; http://www.artuk.org/artworks/anne-of-cleves-223303
Portrait of Anne of Cleves by Wenceslaus Hollar 1642
Holbein, Hans, born 1497 – died 1543 (painter) Copyright: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2016. All Rights Reserved