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Louvre Restores Anne Of Cleves Painting To When Henry VIII First Laid Eyes On It


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For centuries, Hans Holbein the Younger’s portrait of Anne of Cleves has hung in the Louvre, a muted symbol of a pivotal moment in Tudor history. Commissioned by King Henry VIII in 1539, the painting reportedly swayed the king’s decision to marry Anne, his fourth wife. However, upon meeting her in person, Henry was famously disappointed, leading to a swift annulment.

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