- Late 16th Century (Creation)
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Extent and medium
1 item, Oil on wooden panel
Name of creator
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.
Conditions governing reproduction
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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Related units of description
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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