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Subjects : History
Keywords : England, London, Romanticism, Troubadour style, death, despair, execution, history, noble, queen, tower, woman
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The execution of Lady Jane Grey

The Supplication of Jane Grey is a large-format painting by the French painter Paul Delaroche, completed in 1833 and now on show at the National Gallery in London. The painting depicts the moments leading up to the execution of Lady Jane Grey, the heiress of Edward VI, who was proclaimed Queen of England at the age of 16 in early February 1554 and deposed nine days after her coronation. The action depicted here shows the moment on 12 February when she was about to be beheaded in the Tower of London on the orders of Mary Tudor, also a pretender to the throne. Jane was nicknamed the "Queen of Nine Days" because of the brevity of her reign. She was followed in her ordeal by her husband and then, eleven days later, by her father. In the centre, the victim, dressed all in white and blindfolded, is on her knees, about to place her head on the block, which is placed in the foreground, on a pile of fresh straw intended to absorb her blood. She is assisted by an old man on her left, who is supposed to represent Sir John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos, Lieutenant of the Tower of London at the time of the execution. The figure on the right of the painting is that of the executioner; he is waiting, standing, wearing a roundel on his shoulder and red tights, and holding the handle of an axe turned towards the ground; he is staring at the young woman. Jane is accompanied by two ladies-in-waiting, who, distraught with grief, stand in the background of the painting, on the left, and look away. [...]


This artwork is a painting from the classical period. It belongs to the romanticism style.


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