February 22, 2024

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The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth 1

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth 1

We frequented the Queen’s Household at Greenwich nowadays and seen the artwork.

I have made a decision one particular way of running a blog whilst strolling is to concentrate on artwork I see on my walks! So right now it’s the Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1!

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I


This is an legendary portray. It was

  • beforehand owned by family of Sir Francis Drake. Having said that no person appreciates who the artist was.
  • painted to memorialize the unsuccessful invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
  • said to be a really great portrayal of the Tudor Queen.

It portrays Elizabeth in all her finery. So I took some shut-ups of sections of the portrait to spotlight how these factors were being painted.

Experience of Queen Elizabeth 1 and ruff
Armada Portrait – Bows and Jewels
Section of the ornamented sleeve

The painting can be viewed in the Queen’s Presence Chamber in the Queen’s House at Greenwich – which has the most amazing painted ceiling. This is the room in which she acquired major other individuals – in considerably the same way King Charles III obtained the new Key Minster Rishi Sunak yesterday.

The Queen’s Presence Place – with the Armada Portrait, portrait of Sir Francis Drake
and painted ceiling

The Queen’s Residence was developed among 1616 and 1635 and is on (or near) the web site of the authentic Palace of Placentia (that means “enjoyable spot”) also known as Greenwich Palace which was the birthplace of both equally Queen Elizabeth 1 (b. 7 September 1533) and King Henry VIII (b. 28 June 1491).

There are in fact three surviving variations of the Armada Portrait. It was customary at the time of copies to be designed of critical paintings.

  • the painting exhibited at the Queen’s Household in Greenwich 
  • the model in the Woburn Abbey Assortment and 
  • a third, partly cut-down variation at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Portraits of Elizabeth were frequently commissioned as official presents for foreign monarchs and favoured courtiers, when other members of court docket would acquire variations to demonstrate their devotion to her. If Elizabeth hoped to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish superpower, why prevent at just 1 painting?