Watercolor and ink on paper, with fabric swatch
21 3/4 x 14 1/2in (55.2 x 36.8cm)
Gift of The Tobin Endowment
Play by William Shakespeare. Produced by Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree, His Majesty's Theatre, London, 1903.
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.
W. Graham Robertson (British, b.1866, d.1948)