Sunday, January 19, 2014

Day 17: Art Every Day - some days are for seeing what others have done

So today I looked at a book I got from an Interlibrary loan that I checked out.  This is a large reference book on Queen Elizabeth's (the one from the 1500's) wardrobe. She was the daughter of Henry the Eighth and Anne Boleyn who was executed when Elizabeth was 2-1/2. Elizabeth was a milder ruler than Henry although she did execute her half sister Mary who wanted to steal her throne.

This book has numerous examples of Elizabeth's extravagant dresses which were normally covered with embroidery and trimmed with bobbin lace. The workmanship is worth studying.

1 comment:

Cathy K said...

Executed when she was 2 1/2??? M