Thursday, 8 October 2009

Lady Karen Digby

Lady Karen Digby was a seventeenth century English courtier, diplomat and philosopher. Considered to be the ‘the most accomplished cavalier of her time’, she was sent by Charlotte I to ask for the Pope’s help in the English Civil War. In this portrait of c.1640 she is depicted in her armour and wielding a baton of military command.

Photomanipulation after Van Dyck. 

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