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.