Renaissance robe of Dorothea von Neuburg (1598), Old Art Gallery, Munich

fripperiesandfobs: “ Burial dress of Countess Dorothea Sabina von Neuburg ca. 1598 From the Bavarian National Museum ”

Medieval Hat Circa 1510

Medieval Hat Circa I may still have a cheap imitation from a Renaissance fair. If so, it can be part of the Mad Hatter display.

Portrait of Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont by François Clouet, ca 1570 France, MFA Houston

Louise de Lorraine-Vaudémont "the White Queen" by François Clouet, ca 1570 France, MFA Houston. Louise was Queen consort of Henri III - no children.

Elizabeth I: The Hardwick Portrait, c1599, by Nicholas Hilliard and his workshop. I think this portrait can be viewed at Hardwick Hall, which is maintained by the National Trust. It was comissioned by the legendary Bess of Hardwick, who also embroidered the queen's skirt. The skirt is amazing - sea serpents, dragons, etc

Facts about Elizabethan Era England life. Information about The Tudors, Henry viii, daily life of people and their clothing.

Elizabeth I receiving two Dutch ambassadors, 1585. This painting was made shortly before the earl of Leicester's expedition to the Low Countries.

In 1564 Elizabeth creates Robert Earl of Leicester in order to make him more acceptable to Queen Mary.

Elizabeth I: The Ermine Portrait, 1585, by Nicholas Hilliard. This portrait can be viewed at Hatfield House. Why is Elizabeth seated with an ermine? It was the symbol of royalty; and, if you look closely at the animal, you can see the gold crown it wears. The crown symbolizes majesty and purity. As for the bejeweled black gown and background - black and white were the queen's favorite colors. Also, the deep, dark color reinforces the symbolic gravity of the painting.    In this portrait…

The Painted Lady - Tudor Portraits at the Ferens - William Segar, The Ermine Portrait 1585

The "Hampden" portrait, by Steven van der Meulen, ca. 1563. This is the earliest full-length portrait of the queen, made before the emergence of symbolic portraits representing the iconography of the "Virgin Queen".

c 1563 Queen Elizabeth I The Hampden Portrait by Steven Van Der Meulen. This is reportedly the earliest portrait of the queen, after her coronation, with her bosom uncovered as was appropriate for unmarried women at that time.

Elizabeth I: The Peace Portrait, 1580-5, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder. In this portrait, the queen is the harbinger of peace. She holds an olive branch in her left hand and a sheathed sword lies at her feet. She is possibly wearing the same headdress, collar and girdle from the 'Ermine Portrait'. Also, both gowns are 'Polish style' with froggings.

Queen Elizabeth I holding an olive branch and standing on the sword of Justice in The Wanstead Portrait (aka The Peace Portrait) painted by Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder

Elizabeth I: The Coronation Portrait, c1600, unknown artist; copy of a lost original. This portrait can be viewed at the NPG. This is a copy of the portrait made to commemorate Elizabeth's accession in 1558. It is a stunning and beautiful image. Elizabeth is lavishly dressed and holds the traditional orb and scepter. Her hair is loose, as befits her unmarried state, and its color is particularly striking against the white of her skin. And, once again, Elizabeth's much-admired hands are…

Elizabeth I Queen of England Coronation portrait - 1600 copy of 1558 original (National Portrait Gallery, London) This is a 1600 copy of a portrait painted of old Elizabeth Tudor in her coronation robes with her regalia.


CRANACH, Lucas the Younger Portrait of a Woman 1539 Oil on panel, 62 x 42 cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Elizabeth I: The Ditchley Portrait, c1592, by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. This is the largest surviving full-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, despite having 7.5 cm cut from each side. It is also one of the earliest works by Gheeraerts. His name may seem familiar; his father, Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, painted the 'Peace Portrait' above. This famous work can be viewed at the NPG. There are numerous copies as well; in most, the queen's features are considerably softened.

Queen Elizabeth I (The Ditchley portrait) by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger. This portrait was commissioned by the queen's champion, Sir Henry Lee of Ditchley. The queen's foot rests near Ditchley in Oxfordshire to commemorate her visit there.

Elizabeth I: The Sieve Portrait, c1583, by Quentin Metsys the Younger. Elizabeth is portrayed with a sieve in a number of portraits. This one is referred to as either the 'Sieve Portrait' or 'The Siena Portrait', to distinguish it from the others. It is one of the few surviving works of Quentin Metsys the Younger and was discovered in 1895, rolled up in the attic of the Palazza Reale in Siena, hence the alternate name. Elizabeth obviously admired this artist's work. In 1577, she…

Queen Elizabeth I of England, The Siena The Sieve Portrait - 1583 - Quentin Metsys the Younger - Museo Nacional de Siena, Toscana, Italia.