The Art fund has just announced that its public appeal, along with a £7.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, has enabled Royal Museums Greenwich to buy the Elizabeth I Armada portrait, thus saving it from disappearing into a private collection or moving abroad. Yay! I’m so pleased by this and thank you to all those who donated to the appeal.[Read More...]
Elizabeth I Armada Portrait Saved!
Elizabeth I Armada Portrait Quiz
As there is currently a campaign to save one version of this painting, and there’s been a recent Claire Chats video on it, plus an 11-page report by Melanie V. Taylor, I thought it would be fun to test your knowledge of it. Good luck![Read More...]
The Importance of the Tyrwhitt Drake Armada Portrait by Melanie V Taylor
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.[Read More...]
Elizabeth I Armada Portrait
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.[Read More...]