The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth 1

We frequented the Queen’s Home at Greenwich nowadays and considered the artwork.

I’ve made a decision one particular way of blogging whilst strolling is to aim on artwork I see on my walks! So these days it truly is the Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1!

The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I


This is an iconic portray. It was

  • earlier owned by kinfolk of Sir Francis Drake. On the other hand no person understands who the artist was.
  • painted to memorialize the failed invasion of the Spanish Armada in 1588.
  • stated to be a incredibly good portrayal of the Tudor Queen.

It portrays Elizabeth in all her finery. So I took some shut-ups of sections of the portrait to highlight how these factors were painted.

Confront of Queen Elizabeth 1 and ruff
Armada Portrait – Bows and Jewels
Part of the ornamented sleeve

The painting can be observed in the Queen’s Existence Chamber in the Queen’s Property at Greenwich – which has the most fantastic painted ceiling. This is the home in which she obtained significant other individuals – in much the identical way King Charles III gained the new Key Minster Rishi Sunak yesterday.

The Queen’s Presence Place – with the Armada Portrait, portrait of Sir Francis Drake
and painted ceiling

The Queen’s Dwelling was developed in between 1616 and 1635 and is on (or in the vicinity of) the site of the primary Palace of Placentia (which means “enjoyable place”) also acknowledged as Greenwich Palace which was the birthplace of each Queen Elizabeth 1 (b. 7 September 1533) and King Henry VIII (b. 28 June 1491).

There are basically three surviving versions of the Armada Portrait. It was customary at the time of copies to be designed of vital paintings.

  • the painting displayed at the Queen’s Home in Greenwich 
  • the model in the Woburn Abbey Selection and 
  • a third, partly slice-down edition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Portraits of Elizabeth ended up usually commissioned as formal items for foreign monarchs and favoured courtiers, whilst other associates of court would get variations to show their devotion to her. If Elizabeth hoped to commemorate the defeat of the Spanish superpower, why stop at just a single portray?

By arnia