Tudor Society art historian Melanie V. Taylor has written a very detailed article on the Tyrwhitt Drake Armada Portrait that has been in the news recently due to the campaign that has been launched to save it and to put it on public display at Greenwich. Please do consider helping the campaign to save this piece of history, it would be so sad if it ended up leaving the UK or being hidden in a private collection somewhere.
I do hope you enjoy Mell's 11-page article and a big thank you to her for sharing it with us. Simply click on the link below to read or download the article.
Tyrwhitt Drake Armada Portrait by Melanie V. Taylor
Donations: You can donate to the campaign at http://artfund.org/armada, or, if you're in the UK, you can text 70800 Armada to give £10.
Very interesting and insightful background information on the portraits, and the significance of their details. Thank you! Lets certainly hope that it can remain for the public to enjoy.
I hope so, it would be awful if it disappeared into a private collection.