Sophie Ploeg

Art Historian

I have been working on a project exploring the depiction of lace in early modern portraiture and hope to conclude it soon with new articles on Rembrandt, Van Dyck and William Larkin.

My online MSc at the University of Edinburgh is coming to an end with a final dissertation on Roman (portrait) art, which will hopefully lead to new research horizons! 

Visit my blog for articles on art history.

Latest Articles

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’

Nicholas Hilliard (1546/7 - 1618) was a famous Tudor artist, working for the royal court of Elizabeth I and, after