Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Charles Robert Leslie - May Day in the reign of Quuen Elizabeth

oil on canvas
60.5 x 46"
exhibited at the RA in 1821
shows Queen Elizabeth and her courtiers celebrating May Day. Notice the people dancing round the Maypole
and characters dressed as Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Friar Tuck, a hobby horse, a fool and a Dragon.

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