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Edward VI became King in 1547 at the age of ten and ruled for six years until his death in 1553. This important profile portrait includes both the red and white rose, emblems of the Houses of Lancaster and York respectively, which were the two dynasties united by Edward’s grandfather, Henry VII (1457–1509), in 1485. Edward is shown in profile, with a group of plants and herbs that, instead of turning to the sun as heliotropic plants do, are turning to the young King.
oil on panel
H 58 x W 68 cm
CVCSC : 0337.B
painted : poem in Italian and Latin : Jupiter, whose sacred power governs the sky, the sea and the earth / Jupiter, whose power governs the ether and the heavens / Jupiter who does not keep the flames of the mighty to himself / But who puts to flight the golden stars with their bright rays / We ask you to witness how Clytia, a flowering plant amongst these roses / Rightly unites King Edward with Phoebus the Sun