In this week's Claire Chats, I talk about the famous Elizabeth I Armada Portrait and the campaign to save the Tyrwhitt-Drake version of it.
Update: the campaign is now over and the painting was saved! See http://www.rmg.co.uk/join-support/help-save-armada-portrait. Thank you for your help.
Sources and Further Reading
- Britain has two months to raise £10m to save most famous Armada portrait of Elizabeth I
- Elizabeth I: The Armada Portrait by C J Cairns.
- Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, by Marilee Cody.
- Portraiture of Elizabeth I of England
- The Tyrwhitt-Drake Armada Portrait - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fe/Elizabeth_I_Armada_Portrait_British_School.jpg
- The National Portrait Gallery Armada Portrait - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Queen_Elizabeth_I_by_George_Gower.jpg
- The Woburn Abbey Armada Portrait - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Elizabeth_I_%28Armada_Portrait%29.jpg
- NPG description of their Armada Portrait.