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This charming (?) portrait shows Elizabeth near the end of her life. Note the skeleton leering over her shoulder. Did they dare to show this to her before she died?

Elizabeth near the end of her life.Queen Elizabeth I in Old Age, (oil on panel), English School, century) / Corsham Court, Wiltshire / Bridgeman Images

Elizabeth I, the "Sieve Portrait"  c1583, by Quentin Metsys the Younger. Elizabeth is portrayed with a sieve in a number of portraits; the sieve is a symbol of virginity.  It is one of the few surviving works of Quentin Metsys the Younger and was discovered in 1895, rolled up in the attic of the Palazza Reale in Siena.

Queen Elizabeth I of England, The Siena The Sieve Portrait - 1583 - Quentin Metsys the Younger - Museo Nacional de Siena, Toscana, Italia.

A young Elizabeth.

This looks a lot like a portrait of Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for nine days (July Elizabeth I as Princess, Artist Unknown.

Elizabeth I after Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger

Queen Elizabeth I., circa late Possibly one of the portraits done for distribution, with Her Majesty's approval. So popular and in demand were her portraits, Elizabeth permitted mass production of her image, for the people.

Queen Elizabeth with a Fan, 1585-1590. Attr. to John Bettes the Younger. Hever Castle, Kent.

Attributed to John Bettes the Younger (died — Queen Elizabeth I with a Fan, : The National Portrait Gallery, London.

Portrait of Elizabeth I as a young woman, c.1555.

Queen Elizabeth I Unknown artist English School. In this portrait, she holds a book in her left hand and a flower in her right hand. The brooch resembles her sister's, but it is not the same one.

This unusual portrait of Elizabeth was painted in 1565, making her 32 years old. The entire portrait including the frame is from one block of wood.  This portrait became known in 1994 when it was offered for sale. It depicts the Queen with a jeweled caul which was Italian fashion at the time. Unknown artist but painted in England.

Elizabeth I., An almost medieval composition dating from the first decade of Elizabeth's reign. The entire portrait is made from a single piece of wood.

Portrait of Elizabeth of York (1466-1503), amongst English Royalty was a daughter to a king, niece to a king, wife to a king, mother to a king and grandmother to a queen.

A century miniature of Elizabeth of York. She was the daughter of a king (Edward IV), the sister of a king (Edward V), the niece of a king (Richard III), the wife of a king (Henry VII), the mother of a king (Henry VIII)

Engraving of Queen Elizabeth I. By Crispin van de Passe, circa 1592.

Elizabeth I of England, Crispijn de Passe, engraving, Cologne, Germany. Victoria and Albert Museum accession no.

'Queen Elizabeth I with a Fan', 1585-1590.  Artist unknown

Queen Elizabeth: loved fashion, owned over dresses, and loved pearls. She was known as the virgin queen because she never married to keep her power.

Margaret Tudor, consort of Scotland, by Daniel Mytens, c:1520-1538

Margaret Tudor, Queen Consort of Scotland, daughter of Henry VII, sister of Henry VIII, grandmother of Mary Queen of Scots. My GGM.

Anne Boleyn saying farewell to her daughter Elizabeth.

Anne holding her toddler daughter Elizabeth.who was 2 yrs 8 months when her mother was murdered by her her father's orders.Henry was in bed with Jane Seymore when his wife's head was cut off at The Tower of London☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Lady Catherine Grey and her sons by Edward Seymour, who were born in the Tower as Catherine was imprisoned by Elizabeth I for marrying "without Elizabeth's permission" and to neutralize any legitimate male who might destabilize Elizabeth's reign. Catherine's older son, Edward Seymour Viscount Beauchamp was born in 1561 and became the oldest male heir in line with Henry VIII's Act of Succession.But Elizabeth I declared the marriage invalid and the boys bastards Catherine died at 27 of…

Bernaert de Rijckere (circa Sitter: Anna van Hertsbeke and her Daughter Catharina and Son Jan oil on panel.( NOT Lady Catherine Grey;