Task 3 Popham portrait
Through a question and answer session students could discuss their findings from the Popham portrait.
Students could be asked to consider:
- Why do you think the portrait was painted?
- Who do you think paid for the portrait to be painted?
- Why was the painting placed over the fireplace?
- What is the significance of the different parts of the portrait?
Students could be asked to investigate other 17th-century portrait paintings and compare the similarities and differences between the portraits.
Download the portraits of:
- What do portraits in the 17th-century tell us about what people thought was important?
- Is the Popham portrait unusual?
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