Sophie Ploeg

Art Historian

I have recently completed a project exploring the depiction of lace in early modern portraiture through a series of new blog posts.

I am currently working on my final dissertation on Roman funerary portraiture for my online MSc at the University of Edinburgh, which will hopefully lead to new research horizons within the Roman Empire.

Visit my blog for more articles on art history.

Latest Articles

Verspronck was born in Haarlem around 1601-03, although his exact birth year is not known. He learned his painting skills

Did Rembrandt Paint Oopjen's Lace?IntroductionLace is one of the most beautiful, complex, refined, and expensive items depicted in many early

What you Wear is Who you Are Dress in 16th and 17th century portraiture was loaded with meaning. Elizabeth I’