“As Paul Hogan came dashing down the steps of London’s Tate Gallery in 1956 with a £7m Impressionist masterpiece under his arm after coolly unhooking it from its hanging place moments earlier, his picture was taken by a press photographer who happened to be waiting outside.” (independent.co.uk)
Earliest known full-length portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, of England, c.1563.
the background is a tapestry elaborately decorated with fruit and
flowers, unusual in portraits of this period. The entwined honeysuckle
flowers suggest a union, while the ripe fruit symbolise the Queen’s