William Brooke, Lord Cobham, with his wife, Frances Newton, her sister, and the couple's children
William Brooke, 10th Baron Cobham (1527-1597) was Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, and a Member of Parliament for Hythe. Although he was viewed by some as a religious radical during the Somerset protectorate, he entertained Elizabeth at Cobham Hall in 1559, signalling his acceptance of the moderate regime. His father died in 1558 when William was just over thirty. Brooke married Dorothy Neville, daughter of George Neville, 5th Baron Bergavenny in 1545, but the marriage was unhappy, and…
The Artist: For a biography of Joos van Cleve, see the Catalogue Entry for The Holy Family (32.100.57).The Subject of the Painting: This is no ordinary depiction of the Virgin and Child, but instead a statement of Catholic Church doctrine, espousing the Incarnation of Christ and the accompanying joys and sorrows of the Virgin
Radical Fashion from the Schembart Carnival (1590)
Illustrations from a 16th century manuscript detailing the phenomenon of Nuremberg's Schembart Carnival, (literally 'bearded-mask' carnival). Beginning in 1449, the event was popular throughout the 15th century but was ended in 1539.
Elisabetta Sirani (Italian, 1638 - 1665) Signora Ortensia Leoni Cordini as Saint Dorothy 1661 Oil on canvas 23 1/8 x 19 5/8 in. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Marc B. Rojtman 60.5.2 Category: Painting Type: Painting