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FDA-P.113-2010

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Object number

FDA-P.113-2010

Object type

Identification

Title

Queen Elizabeth I

Title Type

assigned by cataloguer

Description

Content (person)

Content (note)

Three-quarter-length, in a black dress with white winged veil, ruff, lace cuffs, jewells in her hair, a jewelled girdle and jewelled brooch with pendant pearl on her breast. Holding a sieve in her left hand, with a terrestrial globe on stand behind her left shoulder, and a diamond paned window and silhouette of imperial column behind her right shoulder.

Dimensions

height (actual size): 963mm
width (actual size): 788mm
depth (actual size): 3mm
height (frame): 1150mm
width (frame): 980mm
depth (frame): 45mm

Inscription

Inscribed, upper right: 'Ao.1583'

Physical description

19th-century carved and gilded frame surmounted by a crown on a cushion

Style

British School 16th Century

Production

Person

Date

c. 1584

History and association

Object history note

One of the Sieve portrait type variants dependant on the ex-Duke of Hamilton version. Using the Darnley portrait face pattern

Probably acquired by Eton during the 19th century

References

• Ian Tyers, 'The Tree-Ring Analysis of 10 Panel Paintings at Eton College', Dendrochronology Consultancy Ltd, Report 158, June 2009 (pp.30-33)
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