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Lady Jane Grey - commission by deridolls Lady Jane Grey - commission by deridolls
I had been thinking of making a doll for the Lady Jane Grey (the unfortunate 9 days Queen) for ages, but other characters kept pushing through to the front of the line.
Then I got a commission order asking for her. :D

Inspired by this portrait: [link]

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:iconquilsnap:
Quilsnap Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011   General Artist
lovely, and amusing
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deridolls Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you!
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cigarettes214 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
oh man, every single one of these is so adorable! ahhh!
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:iconderidolls:
deridolls Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you! I love my historical dolls!
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CJ-DB Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
Nice job and very pretty :iconinloveplz:
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you! :hug:
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
So adorable! =D
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Isiswardrobe Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
She's lovely!
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:iconderidolls:
deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!!!
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Isiswardrobe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
You are very welcome!
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:iconmajnouna:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Another masterpiece! :faint:
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:iconderidolls:
deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:blush: Thank you so much! It means a lot to me coming from you! :glomp:
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SonjaMarie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
How much do you charge for a doll?

I'd love to host the image on my website and maybe buy one if you can make another one.

Sonja Marie
The Lady Jane Grey Internet Museum
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:iconderidolls:
deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Oh, I'd be delighted! Feel free to use this image in your website! :)

I'll send you a note with the commission info in a short bit.
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JennaBlack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
Please send me one too!
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely and perfect for Jane! :heart::love: Jane's one of my favorites, she was so brave for someone so young.
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:glomp: Thank you, hon!
Precisely! What struck me harder when knowing her story was how young she was. That poor girl... :(
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're so welcome! :heart::tighthug:

She was so terribly unlucky not only because she was so young but she was so close to having her life sparred too. Mary was going to let her life until Thomas Wyatt's rebellion against Mary's marriage to Phillip of Spain and then Mary was forced to execute her.

I do love two quotes that are related to Jane though they're especially moving.

"If my faults deserve punshiment, my youth at least and my imprudence were worthy of excuse. God and posterity will show me favor." Jane wrote those words in her prayer book before her death. How right she was!

And: "...the girl, born to a misery beyond tears, had faced death with far greater gallantry than it might be expected from her sex and natural weakness of her age". That was written by the Papal envoy to England. Such kind, powerful words written for a Protestant princess.
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Artisan Crafter
It's almost painful to know, isn't it? :( Young and intelligent, she could have reshaped History. Instead, a sad fate kind of... happened upon her.
I remember that my first contact with this character was ages ago, through a movie. I can't recall the tittle, but I remember a few flashes of it, namely a sad scene between her and Edward VI, her mom beating her, her love/hate marriage and, finally, her sad death. I remember being heartbroken by her helplessness, blindfolded, looking for the block. :,(

PS - Forgot to ask! How did the exam go?
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read a book, a novel about her over a year ago called Innocent Traitor and it was amazing. The end is so sad when it depicts her in her cell preparing to die. If she hadn't been used as a pawn for her family, she would have probably flourished under Elizabeth's reign. It definitely portrayed her mom as pure evil which is so sad considering her bloodline. Jane definitely had the Tudor family bravery.

The exam went okay. I didn't get as high of a score as I wanted but I'm still applying to university hoping my score might be good enough, it's right on the borderline. I'm glad it's over but I'm still nervous.
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:crosses every finger and toe: I hope so too! Do you know when the results will be out?
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The earliest would be the end of this week, the latest would be the end of next week.
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lady-andra Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
She is just adorable! I love it! Great work, hun! :heart:
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D thank you!!! :tight hug:
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EmpressofHeaven Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
awwe yay! someone loves Jane! She's my hero second to Anne of course )
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deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:) Thank you!
Jane deserves some love too, the poor girl. :heart:
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EmpressofHeaven Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
definitely. She deserves so much poor thing. She was sixteen! Can you imagine finding her bravery at that age?
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:iconderidolls:
deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Nope. At 16, from what I remember, my concerns were boys, classes and the occasional volcanic pimple... :/ Way to put things into perspective, right?
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EmpressofHeaven Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
completely. She's my hero.
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Vetriz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
So cute *O*
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:iconderidolls:
deridolls Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010   Artisan Crafter
:D Thank you!
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Vetriz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
you're welcome :D
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