The lockdown in England has finally lifted, and two weeks down the line, we are adjusting back to the realities of real-life socialising. What was the first thing you did on April 12? Was it a mad dash to the pub? Meeting parents and grandparents in the garden? Running straight into the gym or into the barber’s chair? Or, did you hit the shops to make up for lost time?.
Holbein’s tiny portrait projects us into a private moment in the life of an ordinary middle-class woman living in the reign of Henry VIII.