Saturday, 11 May 2013

In Fine Style

Yesterday The Queen's Gallery in Buckingham Palace opened In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion, an exhibition which explores the sumptuous costumes of British monarchs and their courts during the 16th and 17th centuries through portraits in the Royal Collection. Displayed are over 60 paintings by the great artists of the period plus drawings, garments, jewellery, accessories and armour (CLICK). Above is a painting attributed to William Scrots, showing Elizabeth I when a Princess (c.1546) aged about 13. She is portrayed as a bookish and devout girl with bible in hand. The exhibition struts its stuff until 6 October, entry £9.50 for adults, £8.75 for silver surfers.


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