A small yet fascinating exhibition on the Tudor monarchs of England is currently on display through July 19th at the in the Musee du Luxembourg, Paris.

Consisting mostly of oil paintings on wood we were excited to photograph this exhibit, allowing for a detailed study of the beautiful garments and accessories.

Queen Elizabeth I in a portrait that defines the style of the times with a plain face in stark contrast with richly patterned garments.

A young Queen Elizabeth I, who became queen at age 25 and reigned for 45 years, a period now referred to as the Elizabethan era and considered as one of the golden ages in English history.

The detailed rendering of the fabric and jewels bring the opulence of the Elizabethan era to life.

A portrait of Catherine Parr, the sixth and last wife of King Henry VIII, outliving him by only one year.

Edward VI was the only son of Henry VIII that survived infancy, although he still died young at the age of 15.

Anne Boleyn in the tower of London.

Queen Elizabeth I in the Ditchley Portrait, where she is standing on a map of England.

Detail from the Ditchley portrait

Queen Elizabeth I during her mid-forties in what is known as the Phoenix Portrait.

The severe and sober color story of this painting is beautiful in person, showing a portrait of Anne Boleyn painted by an unknown artist at the end of the 16th century.

Catherine of Aragon, King Henry’s first wife and mother to Mary I of England.

King Henry VIII painted by Hans Holbein the Younger 1540-1550

+++The exhibit runs until July 19, 2015 at the Musee du Luxembourg, Paris, France