ditchley portrait

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Oh, I couldn’t resist. I had such a hard time picking an Elizabeth R still to match with a portrait on my other post, so I figured why not just give it its own post.

All stills from BBC’s Elizabeth R, 1971.

Picture 1: Glenda Jackson as Princess Elizabeth, E:1 / “Elizabeth I when a princess”, William Scrots, 1546.

Picture 2: Daphne Slater as Mary I, E:1 / “Mary I of England”, Antonis Mor, 1554.

Picture 3: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I, E:4 / “The Sieve Portrait”, Quentin Metsys, 1583.

Picture 4: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I, E:5/ “The Darnley Portrait”, Federico Zuccaro (?), 1575.

Picture 5: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I, E:5/ “The Armada Portrait”, George Gower, 1588.

Picture 6: Glenda Jackson as Elizabeth I, E:6/ “The Ditchley Portrait”, Marcus Gheeraerts, 1592.

Picture 7: Vivian Pickles as Mary Queen of Scots, E:2/ “Mary Queen of Scots in White Mourning”, Francois Clouet (?), 1560.

Picture 8: Vivian Pickles as Mary Queen of Scots, E:4/ “Mary Queen of Scots in captivity”, unknown artist, c. 1580.

(Also can we just appreciate how all the actors play their characters all the way through, i.e. Glenda Jackson played Elizabeth from ages 15 - 66 when she herself was like 30.)

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger - Queen Elizabeth I (‘The Ditchley portrait’)

circa 1592

oil on canvas

National Portrait Gallery, London