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Explore 'Sir Thomas Lucy and His Family' (4 of 5)

The carpet? That's not right. We would expect to see carpets in any indoor portrait like this.

It's not the furniture either.

The correct answer is the library. A book has been deliberately placed on the table in this portrait (just to the right of the father) to tell us that the family were proud of their library. The library at the Lucy house, Charlecote, is still very impressive.


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