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Sibylle von Kleve-Jülich-Berg, older sister of Anne of Cleves, and William, Duke of Julich-Cleves-Berg. Sybille married the Elector of Saxony John Frederich I in 1526. She converts to Lutheran ideas and becomes a frequent correspondent with Matin Luther. Lucas Cranach, the court painter, uses Sybille as his muse for religious works of art commissioned by her husband. Their marriage appears to have been devoted and one of mutual respect, with Sybille managing the court in her husband's…

Sibylle von Kleve 1531, sister to Anne of Cleves

Portrait of a young lady holding grapes

Sibylle of Cleves, sister of Anne of Cleves, painted by Lucas Cranach the Elder, oil on beech wood, 1526.

1530s Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) Judith Victorious over Holofernes. I love the embroidery on this one.

Bianca Maria Sforza by Bernhard Strigel, 1505/1510

Lady Margaret Lee, circa 1540, Lady in Waiting to Queen Anne Boleyn. Sister of Thomas Wyatt the poet. Anne Wyatt accompanied Anne Boleyn to the scaffold and reportedly said "Commend me to his majesty and tell him he has been ever constant in his career of advancing me. From a private gentlewoman he made me a marchioness, from a marchioness, a queen. And now he has left me no higher degree of honour, he gives me my innocence the crown of martyrdom" This story is probably a George Wyatt…