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Elizabeth I

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Cologne (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1603 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Passe, Crispijn de (the elder), born 1564 - died 1637 (engraver)
    Oliver, Isaac, born 1558 - died 1617 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.3288-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

Portrait of a woman, whole length, standing and turned slightly to right; the sitter s wearing a large ruff and an elaborate dress; in her left hand she holds an orb, in the right a sceptre; at the top right of the composition is a coat of arms.

Place of Origin

Cologne (printed)

Date

ca. 1603 (printed)

Artist/maker

Passe, Crispijn de (the elder), born 1564 - died 1637 (engraver)
Oliver, Isaac, born 1558 - died 1617 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'POSVI DEVM ADIVTOREM MEVM / Mortua anno Misericordoae / Nata Gronewiciae anno Christi MDXXXIII. 6. Jd. Sept.'
Lettered within the design

'Elisabet D.G. Angliae, Franciae, Hiberniae, Et. Verginiae Regina, Fidei Christianae Propvgnatrix Acerrima Nvncin Dno Reoviescens.'
Lettered below

Dimensions

Height: 31.7 cm border, Width: 22.5 cm border, Height: 34.9 cm plate, Width: 22.8 cm plate

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, engraving by by Crispijn de Passe I after Isaac Oliver, ca. 1603.

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

Strong, Roy. Artists of the Tudor Court: the Portrait Miniature Rediscovered 1520-1620. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983.
Franken, Daniel. L’Oeuvre grave des Van De Passe. Amsterdam and Paris: F. Muller & Co., 1881.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Hind, Arthur Mayger. Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. London: Cambridge University Press, 1952-5, 3 v.
Hollstein, F. W. H. Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1949.
Strong, Roy. Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963. xiv, 173 p. illus.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Production Note

De Passe was probably sent a drawing by Oliver as the source from which this print was engraved.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Crown; Coat of arms; Orb; Queen; Sword; Ruff; Sceptre

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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