Friday, 23 November 2007

Queen Elizabeth I Sold

Steven van der Meulen - Queen Elizabeth IThis inept portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by Steven van der Meulen - the earliest known full-length painting of the Queen - fetched £2.6m at a Sotheby's auction in London, far exceeding its estimated value of £700,000. It looks like one of those pictures in a caption competition. "Sir Walter, for God's sake! Have you no manners?" or "Somebody get this dratted hound from under my gown!" or "Eek! I have a ferret up my leg!"


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