Portrait of a Young man
Andrea del Sarto
The subject of this famous portrait - formerly thought to be a self-portrait - is an unknown young man looking up from his book.Daylight enters as if through a high and narrow window on our left. Brilliant on the gathered shirt, reflections from which define the curve of the jaw and the twist of the neck, it casts deep shadows on the eye sockets, smoulders in the dark eyes, shapes the skull under the triangular hat, lends mobility and colour to the distinctive features.
پرتره ای مشهور از دل سارتو. مرد جوان ناشناسی نگاهش را از کتابش برگرفته و به مخاطب نگریسته است. به نظر می رسد نور روز از پنجره ای بلند و باریک در سمت چپ مرد بر او می تابد. چین های لباس مرد ، گردن او که به سمت عقب برگشته و حالت کلی بدن وی ظرافت و دقت و هنر آندره آ دل سارتو را نشان می دهد. دل سارتو در دوران حیاتش به هنرمندی “بدون اشتباه وایراد” معروف بود ولی پس از درگذشتش در سایه مثلث طلایی رنسانس-لئوناردو، میکلانژ و رافائل- قرار گرفت
** Parliament passes the Act of Succession **
“The lawful matrimony had and solemnised between your highness and your most dear and entirely beloved wife Queen Anne, shall be established, and taken for undoubtful, true, sincere, and perfect ever hereafter, according to the just judgement of the 1534.”
#onthisday - 23rd March - in 1534, the English Parliament passed the “First Act of Succession”.
The act declared the marriage between King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn valid and the rights of their issue to inherit the throne.
Some of the main points of the act included;
• • • Declaration that if Henry and Anne had no sons the succession would pass to “the issue female” of Henry and Anne (Elizabeth).
• • • Parliaments declaration that the succession would pass through the heirs of Henry and Anne.
• • • Declaration that Henry’s marriage to “the Lady Katherine” was “void and annulled” and judged to be against God’s laws and that “the said Lady Katherine shall be from henceforth called and reputed only dowager to Prince Arthur and not Queen of this realm.” The act ruled on marriages “within the prohibited degrees” which had been allowed through papal dispensations further declared that “no man, of what estate, degree, or condition so ever he be, has power to dispense with God’s Laws”. The act went on to declare that “the children proceeding and procreated under such unlawful marriage, shall not be lawful nor legitimate; any foreign laws, licences, dispensations, or other thing or things to the contrary thereof notwithstanding.”
Anyone who did not accept the act would be judged as a “high traitor”. A penalty was included for publishing or speaking against the act. All Nobles were required to make “a corporal oath”that they would “constantly, without fraud or guile, observe, fulfil, maintain, defend, and keep, to their cunning, wit, and uttermost of their powers, the whole effects and contents of this present Act”.
Anyone who refused to the oath would be deemed as misprision of high treason”.
Basically, the act declared that Henry had been married to Catherine of Aragon and that Mary was illegitimate. • •
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