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Elsie Maud White

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1889, d.1978

Queen Elizabeth I / [after 'The Ditchley portrait' by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger]

  • Presented by the artist, 1967
  • Oil on ivory
  • 72 x 60mm
  • 71/05
  • c. 1953

This miniature is based on the portrait in the National Portrait Gallery, London, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (1561 or 1562-1636), known as The Ditchley Portrait.

See the Ditchley portrait.

earlier labels about this work
  • Ape To Zip: Adventures in Alphabet Art, 13 May 2005 – 8 October 2006

    In the exhibition Ape to Zip this work was used for the letter Q and was displayed with the following label:

    QUEEN This tiny painting is of Queen Elizabeth 1, who lived in England over 400 years ago. It was copied from an enormous portrait of this queen that was painted around 1592 by one of the leading portrait artists of those days. The pirates would like these lovely jewels!