THE LOVE OF STRANGERS

THE ADMIRATION OF FOOLS

NO I WILL NOT COURT

     ~~dru~~

QueenBESSbyIsaac Oliver

Painting by Isaac Oliver

“She wears a floating ruff, a neckline ruff, and an outer ruff. Her veil and the towering headdress are amazing. Her neckline in this idealized portrait is taking a plunge to levels characteristic of the first decade of the new century and there are three ruffs – a neck ruff detached from the rest, a neckline ruff, and and outer ruff. According to Norris, Tudor Costume and Fashion, p. 608 (Dover re-issue 1997), “…The serpent is symbolical of subtle wisdom (‘as wise as serpents’), and the eyes and ears on the orange drapery or lining of the fawn outer robe imply that Her Majesty saw and heard everything. The crown mounted on a turban-like headdress of the early fifteenth century; and the bodice of linen, embroidered with floral designs, is the first example of a vogue very popular during the following reign. Contrary to her usual custom, the Queen is wearing her hair in ringlets, perhaps to give the illusion of youth, while the chin ruff serves to mask her sinewy neck.”

(This painting is political propaganda – gogm.)” source: http://www.gogmsite.net/

https://haikuhorizons.wordpress.com/2016/08/28/haiku-horizons-prompt-court/