English School, late 16th century
PORTRAIT OF QUEEN ELIZABETH I, BUST-LENGTH, IN AN IVORY DRESS WEARING A PEARL NECKLACE
Reputedly presented by Queen Elizabeth I to George Sinclair, 5th Earl of Caithness (1566-1643) (according to a label on the reverse);
Private collection, Scotland;
With The Weiss Gallery, London, by 1995, from whom acquired by the present owner.
Weiss Gallery, Icons of splendour. A catalogue of early portraiture 1530-1700, London 2004, cat. no. 6.