ca. 1576 Elizabeth I playing the lute by Nicolas Hilliard (Berkeley Castle - Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK)

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ca. 1576 Elizabeth I playing the lute by Nicolas Hilliard (Berkeley Castle - Berkeley, Gloucestershire, UK)

This interesting composition shows Elizabeth playing a musical instrument, a sign of culture, while on a throne decorated with crowns and orbs.

Keywords:  1576, Hilliard, Queen Elizabeth Tudor, Tudor family, English, Queen, frizzy coiffure, crown, hair jewelry, high enclosing neckline, neck ruff, rolled sleeves, puffed sleeves, slashed sleeves, puffed under-sleeves, slashed bodice, carcanet necklace

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