Persita and Florizel by Maxwell Armfield.

Persita and Florizel, Maxwell Armfield, Costume design The Winter`s Tale

Persita and Florizel

Costume design for Persita and Florizel by Maxwell Armfield.

“Persita and Florizel” (“The Winter`s Tale,” Act IV, Scene  IV.) Tempera painting by Maxwell Armfield, 1925.

Note:  Catherine de Médici. The kings mother.
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