Casgliadau Celf Arlein

Teulu Harri VIII: Alegori o'r Olyniaeth Duduraidd

HEERE, Lucas de (1534 - 1584)

Teulu Harri VIII: Alegori o'r Olyniaeth Duduraidd

Cyfrwng: olew ar banel

Maint: 131.2 x 184.0 cm

Derbyniwyd: 1991; Rhodd; Derbyniwyd gan Lywodraeth E.M. yn lle treth etifeddiaeth

Rhif Derbynoli: NMW A 564

Mae’r darlun hwn yn dathlu’r heddwch a sefydlodd y Frenhines Elisabeth I. Mae Elisabeth ar y dde yn dal llaw Heddwch ac mae Digonedd yn ei dilyn. Mae ei thad Harri VIII, sylfaenydd Eglwys Loegr, yn eistedd ar ei orsedd gan drosglwyddo cleddyf cyfiawnder i’w fab Protestannaidd, Edward VI. Ar y chwith mae hanner chwaer ac olynydd Elisabeth, y Babyddes Mari I a’i gŵr Philip II o Sbaen, gyda Mawrth, Duw Rhyfel. Mae'r llun, rhodd gan y Frenhines Elizabeth i Syr Francis Walsingham, yn enghraifft dda o ddiddordeb yr unfed ganrif ar bymtheg mewn alegorïau, gweledigaeth y Frenhines ohoni ei hun fel penllanw'r olyniaeth Duduraidd a'i phryder am gyfreithlondeb ei theyrnasiad.

Daeth Lucas de Heere i Lundain o Ghent ddiwedd y 1560au. Roedd yn un o nifer o arlunwyr a chrefftwyr Protestannaidd o Fflandrys a benderfynodd ffoi rhag erledigaeth grefyddol. Derbyniwyd y peintiad hwn dan y cynllun 'in lieu in situ'. Prynwyd y llun gan J.C.Dent yn arwerthiant casgliad Horace Walpole yn Strawberry Hill, ym 1842.


Sara Huws Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
19 Ebrill 2017, 15:00
Hi there Monica

Thank you for your comment.

This painting would be classified as a dynastic portrait and it's in the style of the 16th Century Dutch school.

If you are analysing the meaning of the painting, you could look at some of the symbolism (such as the 'sword of justice' and other items that the subjects are carrying) or the positioning of the different subjects within the painting - who is the most prominent? Who is the 'next in line'?

Another theme to explore could be the textiles in the painting - are they wearing clothes from their own period from history? Are some wearing historical costumes? Why would they choose to do this? What kind of messages are they putting across by wearing silk, velvet, gold and jewels?

In terms of textures and detail - having seen this painting in person I always wonder whether some of the techniques e.g. the intricate perspective of the patterned rug, is the artist showing off their technical expertise, as well as showing off the wealth of the portrait's subject.

Thanks again for your enquiry and best of luck with your assignment from Wales!

Digital Team
19 Ebrill 2017, 14:25
Hi! I'm a senior high school student doing a project on the subject of monarchy for my AP English class. I was wondering what type of art-style this painting would classify as? I also need to analyze the colors, texture, and lines. Is there any way you could help me with that? I figured that the reds and oranges represent the royalty and the bloodline. It is a very warm painting and the lines are small to create detail. Is there any other element you could help me analyze that could highlight the theme of monarchy? Any help or comments will be very appreciated! Thank you!
Amgueddfa Cymru
9 Mawrth 2017, 10:16

Dear Josh,
Thank you for your enquiry, apologies for the delay in responding but we have been trying to locate further information for you. Unfortunately our collections don't hold much in the way of pre-18th century costume so we aren't able to help with this. I would suggest contacting Historic Royal Palaces, or email who should have far more knowledge of this sort of thing.
Thank you for your interest,
Graham Davies

Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

20 Chwefror 2017, 19:24
I would like to know a little it about the two different dresses Elizabeth and Mary are wearing. I notice that Mary is wearing an older style while Elizabeth is wearing a newer style. Why are they painted this way?

Could it have something to do with the supremacy of Elizabeth in the painting? Also, what time period is Mary's dress from?

Thank you,
Graham Davies Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
3 Mehefin 2016, 15:44

Dear Bob, thanks for getting in touch. This work is currently on display in the Art Wales (1550-1700) Gallery at the National Museum Cardiff.
If you intend to visit, please ring beforehand as some of our services are currently affected by industrial action. (03 June 2016)
Graham Davies
Digital Team

3 Mehefin 2016, 14:47
where is the location of this painting now?
Sara Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
17 Mawrth 2016, 15:48


Hi Justine,

A colleague from the Department of Art has been in touch with the following: "The background view past the pillars on the left of the painting is thought to represent the Palace of Whitehall, the main residence of the English and British monarchy between 1530 and 1698 when it was destroyed by fire."

All the best and thanks again for your enquiry,

Digital Team

Sara Staff Amgueddfa Cymru
9 Mawrth 2016, 10:20

Hi Justine,

Thanks for your question - it's a really interesting one! I'll pass it on to the Department of Art and post their reply. I might even pop down to the gallery to have a look myself!

Digital Team

6 Mawrth 2016, 15:55
Hi, do have any details on the buildings shown on the left of the painting.
13 Rhagfyr 2015, 10:08
Hi!I have an English essay on the painting and wondered who the two people right?What is the role of Mars, the god of war, this painting with Tudor family?
Thank you to respond quickly!!
I thank you in advance!

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