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.
X-ray reveals Queen Elizabeth I wore wing-like veil in famous portrait
More fashionable: The original portrait of Elizabeth I showed her wearing large ¿wings¿ around her head, as was fashionable at the time. This was almost completely overpainted in the eighteenth century to create the ¿prettified¿ image we see today (pictured)