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Frog Purse from an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London, UK – Elizabeth 1 and Her People

For the last two weeks I have been visiting my mother in England. While there I was fortunate to go the latest exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Queen Elizabeth 1 and her people.

There were plenty of paintings of the Queen, her courtiers, people of the time – it is the National PORTRAIT Gallery. Interesting in their own right, along with the explanations. Always fascinating to think people lived so differently, thought so differently, dressed so differently, than we do today.

What caught my eye, for a long time, was a little purse in the shape of a frog. How inventive, and attractive. Human beings always return to the natural world for design.

Frog purse displayed at National Portrait Gallery - Elizabeth 1 and Her People

Frog purse displayed at National Portrait Gallery – Elizabeth 1 and Her People