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File:Elizabeth I portrait, Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger c.1595.jpg


English: A genuine and realistic c.1595 portrait of queen Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (c.1561/62–1636).
Date 1595
Medium oil on canvas
displayed at the Folgers Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. The portrait has been privately owned by the ‘Elizabethan Gardens of North Carolina’ since the 1950s.


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  1. Rachel Ray (February 11, 2013). Rare portrait of Elizabeth I owned by North Carolina Garden Club shown in Washington. The Telegraph. Retrieved on February 18, 2013.
  2. Hannah Betts (February 12, 2013). Age has withered Elizabeth I, after all. The Telegraph. Retrieved on February 18, 2013.
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