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? Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland 1585-1612
Queen Elizabeth


Miniaturist: Oliver, Isaac I (School of)



The miniature is possibly of Elizabeth Manners (nee Sidney) Countess of Rutland. She has a white painted face set off by a pure white costumes, which includes a diaphanous veil, opulent white starched lace headpiece and ruff with cutwork, and bodice with lace neckline and fur trim. The only colour comes from turquoise jewels sewn into the dress, and the gold mounts of the pearl earrings.


History note: Sir Robert Walker of Sand Hutton, Yorkshire; H.J. Pfungst; his sale Christie's, 14 June 1917 (46), where bought Ellis-Smith; L.D. Cunliffe

Measurements and weight

Height: 54 mm
Width: 42 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1937) by Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham


Production date: circa AD 1612

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Components of the work

Support composed of vellum (skin) ( on card)

Techniques used in production

Watercolour : Watercolour on vellum on card

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3867
Primary reference Number: 18141
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 21 March 2023 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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