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Courtier Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 196 pictures in our Courtier collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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The Poet Koogimi..., Thirty-six Poetic Immortals handscroll, first half of the 15th century

The Poet Koogimi, from the Fujifusa version of the Thirty-six Poetic Immortals handscroll (Fujifusabon Sanjurokkasen emaki), first half of the 15th century. The poet depicted in this section is a court lady, Koogimi (or Kodai no Kimi, late 10th - early 11th century); women, in fact, were the first to adopt waka, verses of thirty-one syllables, as an important means of literary expression. Koogimi was married to a direct descendant of Emperor Daigo (reigned 897-930), and served as lady-in-waiting to two successive emperors. Her kneeling figure is all but obscured by her voluminous, layered court garb, against which the graceful fall of her black hair creates a sinuous pattern.

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'Denham', (c1614-1669), 1830. Creator: Unknown

'Denham', (c1614-1669), 1830. Sir John Denham (c1614-1669) Anglo-Irish poet and courtier educated at Trinity College, Oxford and at Lincoln's Inn, notorious for heavy gambling. During the English Civil War, was appointed High Sheriff of Surrey.His second wife Margaret had a public affair with King James II. From "Biographical Illustrations", by Alfred Howard. [Thomas Tegg, R. Griffin and Co., J. Cumming, London, Glasgow and Dublin, 1830]

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'Robert Devereux Earl of Essex', (1933). Creator: Unknown

'Robert Devereux Earl of Essex', (1933). Portrait of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex (1567-1601), English courtier and favorite of Queen Elizabeth I. In 1599, he requested that he be made lord lieutenant of Ireland, and went to Ireland to quell the rebellion of the Earl of Tyrone. He made an unauthorized truce with Tyrone and returned to England, where he was tried for disobedience, deprived of his offices, and banned from the court. He planned a coup that would get rid of his enemies around the queen and establish those in favour of him around her. However the queen's government was more than prepared, and he was arrested. With great reluctance Elizabeth I signed his death warrant, and Essex was executed. After a miniature by John Bettes. From "Gestalten Der Weltgeschichte", a book of cigarette-card portrait miniatures of figures in world history from the last four hundred years. [Germany, 1933]

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