The portrait pictured on this magnet was done by George Gower (1540 - 1596) in 1588. It offers one of the most elaborate portrayals of the queen's lavish gowns. Gower was appointed as official sergeant-painter to the queen in 1581.
This magnet pictures English Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603), queen of England and Ireland.
The portrait was done by George Gower (1540 - 1596) in 1588. Gower was appointed as official sergeant-painter to the queen in 1581. One of his responsibilities in that capacity was inspecting portraits of the queen done by other artists prior to their official release
Daughter of King Henry VIII and his 2nd wife Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was the 5th and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. She reigned for 45 years beginning in 1558, a period known as the Golden Age.
The relatively peaceful Elizabethan era is known for a blossoming of the arts, political stability, improved prosperity and the Protestant Reformation.
Elizabeth has been beloved for over 400 years. She remains today as a role model, an enigma, a ruler, a heroine.