Queen Elizabeth I
1 portrait matching these criteria:
- subject matching 'Pets and animals - Wild and exotic animals'
- 'Image on website'
Queen Elizabeth I
after William Rogers
photograph of engraving, 1950s (1589)
18 in. x 15 1/8 in. (458 mm x 384 mm) overall
acquired unknown source, 1958
Sitterback to top
- Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), Reigned 1558-1603. Sitter associated with 135 portraits.
Linked publicationsback to top
- MacLeod, Catharine; Rab, MacGibbon; Button, Victoria; Coombs, Katherine; Derbyshire, Alan, Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures from Hilliard and Oliver, 2019 (accompanying the exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery from 21 February - 19 May 2019), p. 111
Subjects & Themesback to top
- Allegory in portraits
- Crests, seals and coats of arms
- Jewellery - Crowns and tiaras
- Jewellery - Hair ornaments
- Jewellery - Pearls
- Jewellery - Pendants and necklaces
- Jewellery - Precious stones
- Pets and animals - Mythical beasts
- Pets and animals - Wild and exotic animals
- Transport and vehicles - Boats and ships
Events of 1950back to top
Current affairsPrincess Anne is born at Clarence house, the only daughter of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip.
Art and scienceC.S. Lewis publishes The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. Lewis was an Oxford Don, specialising in Medieval Literature and its use of allegory. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is often seen as an allegory of the Christian struggle between good and evil.
InternationalFollowing the Soviet and American withdrawal from the occupation of North and South Korea respectively, the Korean War breaks out as each side seeks to unify Korea under its own political system. While the U.S.A., U.K and other UN nations came to the defence of South Korea, North Korea had support from the Soviet Union and China. The war continued until 1953.
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