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The red shawl

The artist – George Lambert – was well known for his portraits and enjoyed painting fine detail. Lambert often named his paintings after items of clothing.

  • Meet this elegant lady.
  • Look closely at the detail in this portrait.
  • Pose like the lady. Imagine having to sit still while Lambert painted you. How would you feel?
  • Find more portraits by Lambert that have been named after things the sitter is wearing. Notice their hands, and copy what they are doing.
  • Draw a new background for this lady (below). Where is she? Hint: if you’d like to print the image only, right-click on the lady and select save, then print it.


At home

Dress up in different clothes and costumes with your friends or family, and draw or photograph yourselves. Will you pretend to be different people?