Costume design for Queen in Richard II

Maker and role
Artist: W. Graham Robertson, British, 1866-1948
ca. 1903
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Object detail

Watercolor and ink on paper, with fabric swatch
21 3/4 x 14 1/2in (55.2 x 36.8cm)
Credit line
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
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Theatre production
Play by William Shakespeare. Produced by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, His Majesty's Theatre, London, 1903.
Further information
The Queen wears a cloak, or mantle, emblazoned with elements from Richard II's royal coat of arms, the three gold lions identifying the English monarchy and the fleurs de lis signaling its claim over France. Her boat-necked robe and netlike reticulated headdress were the height of fashion in the late 1300s.


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