Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603)
British (English) School
Oil painting on panel, Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603), English School, circa 1800. A small half-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth, wearing a richly embroidered dress and white ruff. A version of the 'Phoenix' portrait type of Elizabeth (National Portrait Gallery), in which the Queen is shown wearing a phoenix jewel as an emblem of regeneration, and holding a rose. The basic design of her dress follows the pattern of the Phoenix portrait type, but she is given a larger ruff in the Nostell portrait.
Purchased by Charles Winn called at Phillip’s auction rooms on 31 August 1869; purchased by the National Trust by private treaty sale from Lord St Oswald in 2010
Nostell Priory, The St Oswald Collection (National Trust)
Makers and roles
British (English) School, artist
Brockwell 1915 Maurice Walter Brockwell, Catalogue of the Pictures and Other Works of Art in the Collection of Lord St Oswald at Nostell Priory, London 1915, no. 253