Lady Elizabeth Gray
This beautiful silk embroidery depicts the destitute Elizabeth Gray, widow of Lord John Gray, with her sons Thomas
and Richard pleading with victorious King Edward IV for the restoration of her children's lands. Her graciousness,
downcast looks and mournful beauty not only gained her the conquering Kings attention, but also his heart. His
infatuation was only enhanced by Elizabeth's affections for her deceased husband. Ultimately on Michaelmas day,
1464, Edward IV and Elizabeth were married.
Michaelmas Day is the feast of Saint Michael the Archangel, celebrated on September 29, traditionally the last
day of the harvest season.
Silk, wool, and watercolor on silk; 28" x 34" framed.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER
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