Item 001/10 - Queen Elizabeth I by a member of the English School

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GB 2014 WS-03-PIC-001/10


Queen Elizabeth I by a member of the English School


  • Late 16th Century (Creation)

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1 item, Oil on wooden panel

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Archival history

This portrait was painted for John, First Baron Lumley, and is recorded in his inventory of 1590; it was sold in 1785 to Samuel Dickens, Bishop of Durham, who bequeathed it to the school.

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Scope and content

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, bust-length, wearing a white dress and jewelled veil. Inscribed 'Queen Elisabeth' on the cartellino upper left.

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Conditions governing access

Access to collection items is granted to bona-fide researchers, by prior appointment, subject to the overriding provisions of relevant legislation, including Data Protection.

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A reprographics service is available to researchers subject to the access restrictions outlined above. Copying will not be undertaken if there is any risk of damage to the item. Copies are supplied in accordance with Westminster School

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18" x 16"

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Publication note

This portrait is mentioned in: 'A Descriptive and Classified History of Portraits of Queen Elizabeth' F. M. O'Donoghue (1894) p27 and 'Portraits of Queen Elizabeth' by Roy Strong (1963) p63. The portrait was exhibited at the National Portrait Exhibition.

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Westminster School Archive

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  • English


  • Latin


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