Simone Martini – was an Italian painter born in Siena. He was a major figure in the development of early Italian painting and greatly influenced the development of the International Gothic style. - Christ Discovered in the Temple, 1342
Queen Elizabeth I, The Pelican Portrait. Nicholas Hilliard - Walker Gallery, Liverpool NB: The difference in overall colour between the pictures is caused by yellowing varnishing on the ‘Phoenix’ and extensive cleaning of the ‘Pelican’ portrait.