Portrait of An Unknown Woman

Portrait of An Unknown Woman

Audiobook CD - 2007
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In an epic tale set against a backdrop of civil-war torn sixteenth-century Europe, portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger flees to the safety of Tudor England in order to escape artistic censorship.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, CT] : Tantor, p2007
ISBN: 9781400104697
Branch Call Number: BEN
Characteristics: 12 compact discs (15 hrs.) : digital ; 12 cm
Additional Contributors: Bailey, Josephine


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Feb 12, 2018

This story is told from the perspective of Thomas More's adopted daughter, Meg. The story is told in everyday life, not the court, and tells of the people's side of events. The events center on Meg's upbringing, her relationship with her sisters, Thomas More's change & his treatment of heretics. It tells the tale until More is thrown out of court.
In between these stories is an alternate account of the boys in the tower. Who isn't interested in finding out what happened to these two young boys? Although they are probably still somewhere within the walls of the tower, this theory is an interesting one.
I also enjoyed the story of Holbein's paintings and the symbols he put into them. I wish I knew enough of art history to recognize the symbols and their meanings when I look at the old masters.
All in all, a relaxing, interesting story. The audio was well done; I enjoyed the narration.

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