Catherine Howard Tudors
An excellent way to carry art with you. This pocket mirror features a collage of mine of Catherine Howard holding The Tudor Rose with pieces of antique botanicals of red and white roses and ornamental papers and bookplates.
- Pocket mirrors come packaged complete with a velvet bag for safe keeping.
- Dimensions: 2.25 Diameter.
- Design on one side with real glass mirror on the other side.
What to say of all this Tudor business? A real live Shakespearean Soap Opera if there ever was one. And there were. As with so many of the subjects I end up building my pieces around, my interest in the Tudor history began with books. Oftentimes I listen to audiobooks while I work on the pieces themselves, finding inspiration to create something completely original or re-imagining centuries old pieces. As with so many great stories of dynasties, the stories about the Tudors are oftentimes most interesting when they are most personal. All of the individuals in this enormous and oftentimes confounding family tree had and led such interesting lives (some of them dramatically shortened), that I have enjoyed paying a kind of tribute to their stories.
One of the symbolic meanings of red roses is "passionate love" and white roses mean "purity". King Henry VIII called Catherine, "A rose without a thorn". The Tudor Rose is a combination of the red rose of The House of Lancaster and the white rose of the House of York.