"Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, son of Lettice Knollys, whose stunning good looks made the forty-four year old Elizabeth wish to kiss him, enchanting the Queen as he spoke in sonnets. This is when I've painted him, fresh from the Battle of Zutphen impetuous but not yet too petulant." M. GALL
About the artist
Michaela Gall studied at Chelsea School of Art and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. She works on paper and in ceramic. Her work is produced under the umbrella of Majolica, a form of ceramics originated in Renaissance Italy which uses tin-glazes painted over an opaque white background glaze, with an earthenware body. Michaela creates pieces that are painted within the tradition of Folk Art, documenting various subjects such as historical events, patterns, symbols and people from different cultures. Her celebrated Painted Portrait series explores various cultural figures throughout history from Queen Elizabeth I to Jimi Hendrix.