Laura T. Alma-Tadema. Queen Katherine of France, exhibited in 1888.

By permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library

". . . dites-moi, si je parle bien: de hand, de fingres, et de nails" (Henry V, Act III, Scene iv). Alma-Tadema's Queen Katherine of France was shown in 1888 in an exhibition of twenty-one paintings sponsored by the newspaper Graphic. The series of pictures was entitled Shakespeare's Heroines.