Elizabeth I Phoenix Portrait

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Mark Cartwright
by Nicholas Hilliard
published on 23 November 2021
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A c. 1575 CE portrait of Elizabeth I of England (r. 1588-1603 CE) known as the 'Phoenix Portrait'. The work is by Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619) and is named after the pendant the queen wears hanging on her chest. The phoenix symbolizes regeneration and chastity. The bird hangs from a gold Tudor Rose with a dark central jewel. Her dress is studded with pearls, a symbol of purity, and she holds a feather fan in her left hand and a rose in her right.

National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Hilliard, N. (2021, November 23). Elizabeth I Phoenix Portrait. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14899/elizabeth-i-phoenix-portrait/

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Hilliard, Nicholas. "Elizabeth I Phoenix Portrait." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 23, 2021. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/14899/elizabeth-i-phoenix-portrait/.

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Hilliard, Nicholas. "Elizabeth I Phoenix Portrait." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Nov 2021. Web. 18 Jul 2024.