We frequented the Queen’s House at Greenwich now and considered the artwork.
I’ve decided a person way of blogging though going for walks is to concentration on artwork I see on my walks! So now it’s the Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1!
The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I
This is an iconic painting. It was
- formerly owned by family of Sir Francis Drake. Even so no one is aware who the artist was.
- painted to memorialize the unsuccessful invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
- stated to be a pretty fantastic portrayal of the Tudor Queen.
It portrays Elizabeth in all her finery. So I took some near-ups of sections of the portrait to highlight how these features had been painted.
|Face of Queen Elizabeth 1 and ruff|
|Armada Portrait – Bows and Jewels|
|Portion of the ornamented sleeve|
The portray can be viewed in the Queen’s Presence Chamber in the Queen’s Dwelling at Greenwich – which has the most magnificent painted ceiling. This is the place in which she obtained important other folks – in substantially the very same way King Charles III been given the new Prime Minster Rishi Sunak yesterday.
|The Queen’s Existence Place – with the Armada Portrait, portrait of Sir Francis Drake
and painted ceiling
The Queen’s Household was designed amongst 1616 and 1635 and is on (or in close proximity to) the internet site of the original Palace of Placentia (this means “pleasurable position”) also recognised as Greenwich Palace which was the birthplace of both of those Queen Elizabeth 1 (b. 7 September 1533) and King Henry VIII (b. 28 June 1491).
There are essentially three surviving versions of the Armada Portrait. It was customary at the time of copies to be made of significant paintings.
- the portray shown at the Queen’s Property in Greenwich
- the model in the Woburn Abbey Selection and
- a third, partly lower-down variation at the Countrywide Portrait Gallery in London.
Portraits of Elizabeth were generally commissioned as official presents for international monarchs and favoured courtiers, although other associates of courtroom would purchase variations to demonstrate their devotion to her. If Elizabeth hoped to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish superpower, why quit at just just one painting?