Lady Elizabeth Pope (Q18689148)

Label from: English (en)

genre: portrait (Q134307)
artist: Robert Peake the elder (Q737726)
collection: Tate (Q430682)
location: Tate Britain (Q195436)
material used: oil paint (Q296955) wood (Q287)
depicts: pearl necklace (Q15880515) cloak (Q516992) ostrich plume (Q1272156)
instance of: painting (Q3305213)
Art UK artwork ID: lady-elizabeth-pope-201193
Google Arts & Culture asset ID: bwHkWd5bGI_10A

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information from the Tate Britain catalog

description: Artwork page for ‘Lady Elizabeth Pope’, attributed to Robert Peake, c.1615 In 1615, Elizabeth Watson was married to Sir William Pope of Wroxton in Oxfordshire. She may be wearing a costume that relates to a masque – a court entertainment participated in by aristocrats. Her draped black cloak, or mantle, embroidered (like her hat) with pearls in a pattern of ostrich feathers, has classical precedents. So does her partly bared breast, a feature seen in surviving drawings of masque costumes by the court designer Inigo Jones (1573–1652). Like the miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard, Peake originally trained as a goldsmith. From 1607, …

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