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Queen Elizabeth I

8 of 125 portraits of Queen Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I, by Unknown artist, circa 1585-1590 - NPG 2471 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Elizabeth I

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1585-1590
37 1/2 in. x 32 1/4 in. (953 mm x 819 mm)
Given by wish of Sir Aston Webb, 1930
Primary Collection
NPG 2471


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  • Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 125 portraits.

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This portrait was not the result of a sitting from the life but instead reverses a version of the face pattern found in the 'Darnley' portrait. The portrait is one of a group, which together provide evidence of the increased demand for the queen's image at the time of hostilities against the Spanish.

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