Coronation portrait - 1600 copy of 1558 original (National Portrait Gallery, London) Previous Next List This is a 1600 copy of a portrait painted of 25-year old Elizabeth Tudor in her coronation robes with her regalia.
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.
Queen Elizabeth I, the second daughter of King Henry VIII, was born in 1533 and died in 1603. Henry VIII was disappointed when Anne Boleyn birthed a daughter instead of a son to be heir to his throne. However, Queen Elizabeth I would later be considered the greatest English ruler in history. Art, music, and literature flourished under her reign. Click the image above to learn more.