Hidden Bacon the Elder I.1
Based on Queen Elizabeth I by John Bacon the Elder from
Currently housed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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Representations of Queen Elizabeth I are incredible collections of royal attributes.
In all her portraits Queen Elizabeth almost sinks under her mounds of jewelry and huge collars - both expressions of her power.
This later bust, which testifies to how much she was adored even later, is also dominated by the lace collar, which I have duplicated many times.
So now the collar is in the foreground - her face is hardly recognizable.
The representative function of the collar is now the absolute most important thing, which would certainly have pleased her.