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Portraits of the Queen and Elizabeth I will go on display in Sotheby's exhibition

Portraits of the Queen and Elizabeth I will go on display in Sotheby's exhibition

Andy Warhol’s pop art print of the Queen and a portrait of Elizabeth I are on display to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

The exhibition at Sotheby’s, on London’s New Bond Street, will feature paintings of the seven queens crowned in their own right: Mary I, Mary II, Queen Anne, Queen Victoria, Mary Queen of Scots, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II.

Nearly 40 dazzling noble and aristocratic tiaras dating back to the 1830s will also be on display, many of which have never been seen in public.

The exhibition at Sotheby's, on London's New Bond Street, will feature paintings of the seven queens crowned on their own.  The portrait of Elizabeth I above, painted to commemorate the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1588, is on loan from the collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey

The exhibition at Sotheby’s, on London’s New Bond Street, will feature paintings of the seven queens crowned on their own. The portrait of Elizabeth I above, painted to commemorate the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1588, is on loan from the collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey

One of the richly colored screen prints from Warhol's 1985 Reigning Queens series will be on display.  The collection was based on an official photo released for the monarch's silver jubilee

One of the richly colored screen prints from Warhol’s 1985 Reigning Queens series will be on display. The collection was based on an official photo released for the monarch’s silver jubilee

The portrait of Elizabeth I, painted to commemorate the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada in 1588, is on loan from the collection of the Duke of Bedford at Woburn Abbey.

Elizabeth I, clad in her finery with her elaborate lace collar, rests her hand on a globe, and behind her are scenes of English ships departing in calm weather and the Spanish Armada sinking in a storm.

It is described by Sotheby’s as “one of the most groundbreaking images of female power ever created.”

One of the richly colored screen prints from Warhol’s 1985 Reigning Queens series will be on display. The collection was based on an official photo released for the monarch’s silver jubilee.

Tom Eddison, Sotheby’s senior director and contemporary art specialist, described the piece, on loan from a private collection, as “equal parts glamorous and impressive; perfectly represent the global and celebrity era’ in which the Queen has reigned.

Visitors can view more than three dozen tiaras, including a 1960s turquoise cabochon and a diamond piece by Van Cleef & Arpels, above

Visitors can view more than three dozen tiaras, including a 1960s turquoise cabochon and a diamond piece by Van Cleef & Arpels, above

Visitors can view more than three dozen tiaras, including a 1960s turquoise cabochon and a diamond piece by Van Cleef & Arpels.

Another designed as a wreath of diamond-encrusted leaves dates back to the 1830s and was created as a tribute to the classic designs of ancient Rome and inspired by a revival of the style during the reign of Napoleon.

Among the historical manuscripts of royal significance on display is the death warrant of the 7th Earl of Northumberland, signed by Elizabeth I, which is on loan from Alnwick Castle.

The 1572 document contains summonses and instructions necessary for the execution of the 7th Earl after his part in the disastrous ‘Rising of the North’.

Sotheby's is also holding a British Art: The Jubilee Auction.  It features pieces by Turner, Gainsborough, Barbara Hepworth, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Banksy.  A new work of the Queen, donated by artist Chris Levine, pictured will also be for sale

Sotheby’s is also holding a British Art: The Jubilee Auction. It features pieces by Turner, Gainsborough, Barbara Hepworth, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Banksy. A new work of the Queen, donated by artist Chris Levine, pictured will also be for sale

The exhibition is part of the auction house Jubilee Arts Festival, a month-long program of events celebrating the Queen’s 70th anniversary.

Sebastian Fahey, Sotheby’s EMEA Managing Director, said: ‘We have certainly never done anything like this before, or on this scale, and it has been a pleasure to work with so many important institutions and families in this way. all over the country.

‘I’m sure the galleries will look absolutely spectacular, with an astonishing collection of portraits under the same roof the first time – including the Armada, one of the most groundbreaking images of female power ever created – alongside tiaras spanning two centuries. , and important manuscripts that were part of the splendor of our monarchy.”

Among the historical manuscripts of royal significance on display is the death warrant of the 7th Earl of Northumberland, signed by Elizabeth I, which is on loan from Alnwick Castle

Among the historical manuscripts of royal significance on display is the death warrant of the 7th Earl of Northumberland, signed by Elizabeth I, which is on loan from Alnwick Castle

Sotheby’s also holds a British Art: The Jubilee Auction. It features pieces by Turner, Gainsborough, Barbara Hepworth, Lucian Freud, David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Banksy.

A new work of the Queen, donated by artist Chris Levine, will also be on sale, with proceeds benefiting the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Titled Lightness Of Being, it depicts the monarch with her eyes closed and was based on Levin’s 2004 portrait of the Queen marking 800 years of loyalty to the Crown on the Isle of Jersey. It is expected to bring in between £100,000 and £150,000.

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