|Artist||after Isaac Oliver|
|Dimensions||Image and Plate 245 x 170 mm, Sheet 350 x 210 mm|
A half length portrait of Queen Elizabeth I. Elizabeth is seen seated within an oval frame. She wears a heavily brocaded and beaded gown, with jewels adorning the sleeves and bodice. A large lace ruff is around her neck, a crown upon her head and her hair is adorned with jewels. The oval frame is topped with an imp like face and wings either side of the frame.
Isaac Oliver (1565 – 1617) was a French-born English portraitist. Born in Rouen, he moved to London in 1568 with his Huguenot parents Peter and Epiphany Oliver to escape the Wars of Religion in France. He then studied miniature painting under Nicholas Hilliard; and developed a naturalistic style, which was largely influenced by Italian and Flemish art.
O'Donoghue 1908-25, 28
Condition: Light toning and foxing to sheet, vertical impress to text area of plate.