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Artist Unknown
Title Queen Elizabeth I
The "Darnley Portrait" of Elizabeth I of England. It was named after a previous owner. Probably painted from life, this portrait is the source of the face pattern called "The Mask of Youth" which would be used for authorized portraits of Elizabeth for decades to come. Recent research has shown the colours have faded. The oranges and browns would have been crimson red in Elizabeth's time.
Date circa 1575
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 113 × 78.7 cm (44.5 × 31 in)
room 2
Accession number NPG 2082
Object history 1925: purchased by National Portrait Gallery, London


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Scanned from: Tarnya Cooper, A Guide to Tudor & Jacobean Portraits, London, National Portrait Gallery, 2008, ISBN 9781855143937 by PKM on 31 August 2008
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