PLATE XV

AN ELIZABETHAN GLOVE
FROM A DRAWING BY THE AUTHOR

AMONG the interesting relics exhibited at the New Gallery, London, in the early part of 1902, was a pair of gloves of rich brown-coloured leather, measuring in length some 12 inches, which were described as having belonged to Queen Elizabeth.

A singular kind of ornamentation is obtained by cutting out parts of the leather and inserting under the holes so made a grey coloured silk backing, the edges of the pattern being finished off with herringbone stitching in yellow silk. The confining bands, or loops, at the openings of the gauntlets are of grey silk, the fringe being composed of a reddish silk material.

The gloves are in rather a worn and dilapidated condition.

The property of William Henry Taylor, Esqr.