The Long Wait
Oil on canvas
The 21st century pregnant model is wearing a taffeta silk skirt set with pearls. The design of the pearl skirt has been taken from a portrait by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger of an uknown pregnant lady which hangs in the Tate Gallery. The background design was inspired by the ‘Anne Boleyn Canopy’ which is said to have been used for the christening of Elizabeth I. It is kept at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire.
Some more information about the inspiration for this painting on my blog.