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26851
The Execution of Hugh Stone by Cotton Mather, D.D.  1698
The Execution of Hugh Stone by Cotton Mather, D.D. 1698
 
26852
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by the French Romantic painter, Paul Delaroche, 1833
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by the French Romantic painter, Paul Delaroche, 1833
DELAROCHE, Paul
(b. 1797, Paris, d. 1859, Paris)

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey
1833
Oil on canvas, 246 x 297 cm
National Gallery, London

Anglomania was in fashion in France in the 1820s and 1830s. Interest in British history, fuelled by the novels of Sir Walter Scott, was further stimulated by parallels drawn between recent events in France and the turbulent accounts of Tudors, Stuarts and the Civil War. The pictorial representation of British history may have been pioneered in Britain, but it was the Frenchman Paul Delaroche who gained a European reputation with the grand scenes drawn from it which he exhibited at the annual Paris Salon between 1825 and 1835. Popularised through mass-produced engravings, these set pieces, combining ostentatious antiquarianism with the pseudo-realism of bourgeois melodrama, in turn influenced the painters of national history in mid-Victorian Britain.

The painting depicts the last moments on 12 February 1554 in the life of the seventeen-year old Jane Grey, a great granddaughter of Henry VII who was proclaimed Queen of England upon the death of young King Edward VI, a Protestant like herself. She reigned for nine days in 1553, but, through the machinations of the partisans of Henry VIII's Catholic daughter, Mary Tudor, she was convicted of high treason and sentenced to death in the Tower of London.

Delaroche, who based the painting on a sixteenth-century Protestant martyrology, has falsified the historical account the better to appeal to his contemporaries. Lady Jane Grey, a humanist-educated young married woman, was in fact executed out of doors. Attended by two gentlewomen, probably no less stoical than she, she resolutely made her own way to the block. She could not have worn a white satin dress of nineteenth-century cut with a whalebone corset, and her hair would have been tucked up, not streaming down over her shoulders. But a painting cannot be judged by the criteria of historical accuracy. Much more applicable to this particular picture are the standards of popular melodrama and tableau vivant.

As on a stage, the heroine gropes her way towards the audience, gently guided by the elderly Constable of the Tower whose massive, dark, male presence acts as a foil to her own. A spotlight trained on her from above complements the dim stage lighting, reflecting from her immaculate dress and the straw which spills over into the front row of the stalls. The emotions of each actor are carefully delineated and distinguished, and we are left in no doubt as to the character of each even of the lady in the background who turns her back on the terrible sight.






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Author: DELAROCHE, Paul
Title: The Execution of Lady Jane Grey
Form: painting
Time-line: 1801-1850
School: French
Type: historical
 
26853
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by the French Romantic painter, Paul Delaroche, 1833
The Execution of Lady Jane Grey by the French Romantic painter, Paul Delaroche, 1833
DELAROCHE, Paul
(b. 1797, Paris, d. 1859, Paris)

The Execution of Lady Jane Grey
1833
Oil on canvas, 246 x 297 cm
National Gallery, London

Anglomania was in fashion in France in the 1820s and 1830s. Interest in British history, fuelled by the novels of Sir Walter Scott, was further stimulated by parallels drawn between recent events in France and the turbulent accounts of Tudors, Stuarts and the Civil War. The pictorial representation of British history may have been pioneered in Britain, but it was the Frenchman Paul Delaroche who gained a European reputation with the grand scenes drawn from it which he exhibited at the annual Paris Salon between 1825 and 1835. Popularised through mass-produced engravings, these set pieces, combining ostentatious antiquarianism with the pseudo-realism of bourgeois melodrama, in turn influenced the painters of national history in mid-Victorian Britain.

The painting depicts the last moments on 12 February 1554 in the life of the seventeen-year old Jane Grey, a great granddaughter of Henry VII who was proclaimed Queen of England upon the death of young King Edward VI, a Protestant like herself. She reigned for nine days in 1553, but, through the machinations of the partisans of Henry VIII's Catholic daughter, Mary Tudor, she was convicted of high treason and sentenced to death in the Tower of London.

Delaroche, who based the painting on a sixteenth-century Protestant martyrology, has falsified the historical account the better to appeal to his contemporaries. Lady Jane Grey, a humanist-educated young married woman, was in fact executed out of doors. Attended by two gentlewomen, probably no less stoical than she, she resolutely made her own way to the block. She could not have worn a white satin dress of nineteenth-century cut with a whalebone corset, and her hair would have been tucked up, not streaming down over her shoulders. But a painting cannot be judged by the criteria of historical accuracy. Much more applicable to this particular picture are the standards of popular melodrama and tableau vivant.

As on a stage, the heroine gropes her way towards the audience, gently guided by the elderly Constable of the Tower whose massive, dark, male presence acts as a foil to her own. A spotlight trained on her from above complements the dim stage lighting, reflecting from her immaculate dress and the straw which spills over into the front row of the stalls. The emotions of each actor are carefully delineated and distinguished, and we are left in no doubt as to the character of each even of the lady in the background who turns her back on the terrible sight.






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Author: DELAROCHE, Paul
Title: The Execution of Lady Jane Grey
Form: painting
Time-line: 1801-1850
School: French
Type: historical
 
26854
The Expansion of the House of Mamikonian
The Expansion of the House of Mamikonian
 
26855
The Expansion of the House of Mamikonian
The Expansion of the House of Mamikonian
 
26856
The family of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
The family of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
The family of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
All seven of their children are shown, including the three that died very young:
Edmund, Elizabeth and Catherine
Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
 
26857
The family of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
The family of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
The family of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York
All seven of their children are shown, including the three that died very young:
Edmund, Elizabeth and Catherine
Royal Collection © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
 
26858
The Family of Henry VIII c. 1545
The Family of Henry VIII c. 1545
The Family of Henry VIII c. 1545, painted by an unknown artist, Oil on canvas, 141 x 355 cm.
Left to Right: 'Mother Jak', The Lady Mary, Prince Edward, Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, The Lady Elizabeth and Wil Somers
The Royal Collection; On display at Hampton Court Palace
 
26859
The Family of Henry VIII c. 1545
The Family of Henry VIII c. 1545
The Family of Henry VIII c. 1545, painted by an unknown artist, Oil on canvas, 141 x 355 cm.
Left to Right: 'Mother Jak', The Lady Mary, Prince Edward, Henry VIII, Jane Seymour, The Lady Elizabeth and Wil Somers
The Royal Collection; On display at Hampton Court Palace
 
26860
The First Regiment of NC Cavalry - 5th Company  Detached from the 7th Brigade of NC Militia
The First Regiment of NC Cavalry - 5th Company Detached from the 7th Brigade of NC Militia
 
26861
The four daughters of Czar Nicholas II
The four daughters of Czar Nicholas II
The four daughters of Czar Nicholas II. Anastasia is on the far right.
 
26862
The Freer Family, the Descendants of Hugo Freer, patentee of New Paltz,  pg 24
The Freer Family, the Descendants of Hugo Freer, patentee of New Paltz, pg 24
Date: Frear Fraer, Frayer, Fryer, Freer, etc.
Place: New York, New Amsterdam, New Paltz
 
26863
The Geib siblings
The Geib siblings
 
26864
The Heritage Of Wayne County NC
The Heritage Of Wayne County NC
 
26865
The Hermann
The Hermann
 
26866
The Hohenstauffen, on which they crossed the Atlantic
The Hohenstauffen, on which they crossed the Atlantic
 
26867
The Holy Roman Empire at Otto's death
The Holy Roman Empire at Otto's death
 
26868
The Holy Roman Empire at Otto's death
The Holy Roman Empire at Otto's death
 
26869
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (Historical)
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (Historical)
 
26870
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (Historical)
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (Historical)
 
26871
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (modern)
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (modern)
 
26872
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (modern)
The House of Nathaniel Crosby (modern)
 
26873
THE HOWIE FAMILY ORIGIN - JOHN HOWIE OF LOCHGOIN - PRINSTON THEOLOGICAL REVIEW - P4-P5
THE HOWIE FAMILY ORIGIN - JOHN HOWIE OF LOCHGOIN - PRINSTON THEOLOGICAL REVIEW - P4-P5
 
26874
The Immigrant
The Immigrant
Date: 1632
Place: Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
26875
The Inquisition was introduced in Portugal by John III in 1536, after hesitations from Rome.
The Inquisition was introduced in Portugal by John III in 1536, after hesitations from Rome.
 
26876
The Inquisition was introduced in Portugal by John III in 1536, after hesitations from Rome.
The Inquisition was introduced in Portugal by John III in 1536, after hesitations from Rome.
 
26877
The kingdom of Chlothar
The kingdom of Chlothar
The kingdom of Chlothar at the start of his reign (yellow). By 613 he had inherited or conquered all of the coloured portions of the map.
 
26878
The kingdom of Chlothar
The kingdom of Chlothar
The kingdom of Chlothar at the start of his reign (yellow). By 613 he had inherited or conquered all of the coloured portions of the map.
 
26879
The Kordeshagen Scheunemann Home
The Kordeshagen Scheunemann Home
 
26880
The Life of John DeVane Sr., John DeVane Jr., and Benjamin DeVane
The Life of John DeVane Sr., John DeVane Jr., and Benjamin DeVane
 
26881
The Lordship of Ireland in 1450
The Lordship of Ireland in 1450
The Lordship of Ireland in 1450
Norman Lordships and native kingdoms.
 
26882
The Lordship of Ireland in 1450
The Lordship of Ireland in 1450
The Lordship of Ireland in 1450
Norman Lordships and native kingdoms.
 
26883
The marriage of Humphrey and Isabella
The marriage of Humphrey and Isabella
 
26884
The marriage of Humphrey and Isabella
The marriage of Humphrey and Isabella
 
26885
The monastery William founded in 804 and entered in 806.
The monastery William founded in 804 and entered in 806.
Romanesque apse of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, originally Gellone, the monastery William founded in 804 and entered in 806.
 
26886
The monastery William founded in 804 and entered in 806.
The monastery William founded in 804 and entered in 806.
Romanesque apse of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, originally Gellone, the monastery William founded in 804 and entered in 806.
 
26887
The Morse Family of Marlsborough, MA
The Morse Family of Marlsborough, MA
Place: Marlborough, Middlesex, MA, USA
 
26888
The move to North Carolina
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
 
26889
The name and family of Fairchild
The name and family of Fairchild
 
26890
The Names of the Freemen of the Incorporation of Plymouth in New england 1633
The Names of the Freemen of the Incorporation of Plymouth in New england 1633
 
26891
The Netherlands Flag
The Netherlands Flag
 
26892
The Old Brick Church, restored 1998 - Adam 'John Adam' Eslinger, Jr. was born near there 1778.
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
 
26893
The Old Dr. Perkins' Home
(At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
Date: 18 Nov 1937
Place: Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA
 
26894
The Original Scots Colon...of Early America Supplement 1607-1707
The Original Scots Colon...of Early America Supplement 1607-1707
Date: 1685
 
26895
The Pioneers of Massachusetts, 1620-1650 - Benjamin Butterfield
The Pioneers of Massachusetts, 1620-1650 - Benjamin Butterfield
Date: 04/27/2022 08:35:39
 
26896
The Queen Mother
The Queen Mother
 
26897
The Rice Family.pages
The Rice Family.pages
 
26898
The Sacrifice of Noah
The Sacrifice of Noah
BASSANO, Jacopo (b. ca. 1515, Bassano, d. 1592, Bassano)
Oil on canvas; Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten, Potsdam-Sanssouci
This work is typical of Bassano's mature painting. The painter uses the biblical episode of Noah coming out of the ark to paint yet again a huge number of animals. This type of composition, where the subject is obviously only an excuse for painting the countryside and nature, especially animals, was a huge success in the art market of the day. Jacopo Bassano and his sons continued to produce many such scenes.
Date: c. 1574
 
26899
The Sacrifice of Noah
The Sacrifice of Noah
BASSANO, Jacopo (b. ca. 1515, Bassano, d. 1592, Bassano)
Oil on canvas; Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten, Potsdam-Sanssouci
This work is typical of Bassano's mature painting. The painter uses the biblical episode of Noah coming out of the ark to paint yet again a huge number of animals. This type of composition, where the subject is obviously only an excuse for painting the countryside and nature, especially animals, was a huge success in the art market of the day. Jacopo Bassano and his sons continued to produce many such scenes.
Date: c. 1574
 
26900
THE SCOTS PEERAGE, Vol. VI
THE SCOTS PEERAGE, Vol. VI
 

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