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  1. Henry Tudor had Red hair as a youth and Auburn hair as he grew in size and stature. This is more likely a painting of Arthur in the gilley flower pose and looks very much like that painting.

  2. Linda

    The portrait of the woman looks more like a young Katherine of Aragon, and although the man might resemble Henry, he was always described as golden, red, blond, or auburn haired…, so this could be Prince Arthur.

    • I believe that Katerine had strawberry blond hair. Everyone always assumes that because she was Spanish she had dark hair but she did not. On the hand Anne had dark hair, dark slanted eyes that I believe resembles that painting. The other painting looks a lot like Henry’s early years. It resembles his other paintings.

  3. I don’t believe either one is Henry or Anne. Maybe, Arthur and Katherine of Aragon. Look at the hat the man has on. I don’t believe I have ever seen one that evens looks close to it, in other English paintings of the time. Looks foreign to me.

  4. Used my secret Google super powers. I found some info saying it is a painting of Charles VIII from this site: http://archive.is/Qblx

    And then this from Wikipedia:
    Mostaert’s Portrait of a Courtier, a painting that until 2005 had been in the collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts since 1949, was found to have been confiscated by Nazi forces in 1941 from its rightful owners in Poland. It had come from a collection of artworks amassed by princess Izabela Fleming née Czartoryska. The paintings were moved to Warsaw as war loomed but were inevitably seized by the Germans.

    The VMFA made the decision to deaccession and transfer the work to the Polish Embassy, acting on behalf of the rightful owners’ family. The family donated the painting to the Czartoryski Museum in Kraków, Poland.

    The small, oil-on-panel portrait is known to have had at least three different titles: Duke of Burgundy, Portrait of Charles VIII, and Portrait of a Courtier. It was once paired with a portrait of a lady, thought to be Anne of Brittany, the wife of Charles VIII, King of France.

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