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Portrait miniature - A Girl, formerly thought to be Queen Elizabeth I as Princess
  • A Girl, formerly thought to be Queen Elizabeth I as Princess
    Teerlinc, Levina
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A Girl, formerly thought to be Queen Elizabeth I as Princess

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    1549 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Teerlinc, Levina (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Painting on vellum, on card

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Miniature portrait of a girl.

Place of Origin

England (painted)


1549 (painted)


Teerlinc, Levina (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Painting on vellum, on card

Marks and inscriptions

'A.D. 1549'

'Lady Elizabeth aged 17 Born 1532 Died 1602 by Holben'
Inscribed on the back in a later hand


Diameter: 4.8 cm

Object history note

This miniature was Lot 69 at Christie's, 25 June 1954 (reproduced in catalogue). It was sold by Col. the Hon. Thomas G. Morgan-Grenville, D.S.O., O.B.E., M.C., to whom it had descended from the collection of the 2nd Marquess of Breadalbane.

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of a girl, formerly thought to be Queen Elizabeth I as Princess, Possibly Levina Teerlinc (heavily over-painted), English school, 1549

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1954 . London: HMSO, 1963.


Vellum; Card



Subjects depicted



Paintings; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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