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Locket ring belonging to Queen Elizabeth I, c.1575 (gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds & mother-of-pearl) |Elizabeth I (1533-1603) Queen of England; miniature enamelled busts of Elizabeth and her mother, Anne Boleyn (1501/7-36); supposedly removed from the finger of the dead queen and taken to James VI of Scotland to inform him of Elizabeth's death; | #history #Tudor #England #royalty
RARE portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, from the studio of Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. This portrait of Elizabeth I, showing her with facial wrinkles, was painted c. 1595, and didn't pass the rigorous 'Tudor propoganda test'. In 1596, Queen Elizabeth had ordered that portraits that gave her 'great offense' (i.e. not depicting her as the immortal Gloriana) be found and defaced. Only portraits approved by the Sergeant Painter could be in circulation.