Queen Elizabeth I

1 portrait on display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

Queen Elizabeth I, by Elkington & Co, cast by  Domenico Brucciani, after  Maximilian Colte, 1873 (circa 1605-1607) - NPG 357 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Queen Elizabeth I

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Maximilian Colte
electrotype, 1873 (circa 1605-1607)
38 in. (965 mm) long
Purchased, 1872
Primary Collection
NPG 357


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

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This electrotype is a copy from the upper part of the white marble tomb effigy in Westminster Abbey. It is one of a series of electrotype reproductions of tomb effigies made for the National Portrait Gallery by Elkington & Co in the 1870s. An electrotype sculpture of this type is made by electro-deposition of copper onto a mould or cast of an object. The electrotype could then be patinated like bronze.

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