Task 3 Popham portrait

Lesson 4

Through a question and answer session students could discuss their findings from the Popham portrait.

Students could be asked to consider:

Extension Activities

Students could be asked to investigate other 17th-century portrait paintings and compare the similarities and differences between the portraits.

Download the portraits of:

Sir John Robinson
Oliver Cromwell


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Did you know?

A flash in the pan

This expression originates with the misfire of a flintlock or similar gun. The powder in the pan is supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.