The Essay - Listener, They Wore It - 2. Empress Elizabeth's Diamonds
Writer Daisy Goodwin discusses a set of diamond that adorns Empress Elizabeth of Austria in a portrait by Winterhalter.
For a second time, five writers were invited to think about an item of clothing or an accessory that figures memorably in a work of art, be it in a book or film or painting. So Julian Barnes describes a particular hat, Daisy Goodwin thinks about diamonds, Michael Bracewell remembers a vivid suit. Then Antonia Quirke muses on a spy's coat and a white shirt sported by a rock-star is recalled by Susannah Frankel...
Daisy Goodwin is wowed by a set of stones that adorn Empress Elizabeth of Austria, in a portrait by Winterhalter. The portrait also has a tale to tell..
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