Sophie Ploeg

Art Historian

I am an art historian with a love of portraiture! 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.

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

Lace has long been associated with luxury and elegance, and it was a popular accessory in the fashion of the

The lace used to decorate Elizabethan ruffs is either an early lace called cutwork and/or the slightly later reticella lace.