This painting is the finest and most compelling portrait of Elizabeth I before her accession. It conveys her beauty, dignity, gentleness and learning. 1546 / Attributed to William Scrots. Probably painted for Henry VIII.
On 9 September 1543 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned “Queen of Scots” in the central Scottish town of Stirling. She ruled Scotland for 25 tumultuous years, ending in 1567. At one time, she claimed the crowns of four nations - Scotland, France, England and Ireland. Her physical beauty and kind heart were acknowledged even by her enemies.
Code: WH03697 Artiste: English School Titre: Portrait de la reine (ou Elizabeth) Elisabeth Iere d'Angleterre (1533-1603). 17th cent. Localisation: Musee du Chateau Ville: Pau État: France Période/Style: Not available Genre: Not available Remarques: peinture, cm 56 x 77 A curious-looking painting, not very English looking for the English school, and really, not looking much like the queen either. Perhaps because it's 17th century?