Elizabeth I triumphans

The title and nautical theme suggests this dates to after the battle with the Spanish Armada.

From lisby1's photostream on flickr.

Elizabeth I triumphans lisby1

This portrait is also a caricature of her dress, particularly the large jewels on the skirt and sleeves. Her head is framed by halos of puffed cloth ornaments and jewels.

Keywords:  Queen Elizabeth Tudor, Tudor family, English, Queen, curly coiffure, crown, framing headdress, puffed cloth ornaments, hair jewelry, high enclosing neckline, neckline ruff, long puffed sleeves, cuffs, girdle, deep vee neckline, farthingale, over-skirt, jeweled neckline, jeweled bodice, jeweled skirt, regalia


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