S panning the Tudor period to the present day, this exhibition shines a light on five centuries of female monarchs leveraging art to influence and awe their subjects. In celebration of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne, it presents portraits of Britain’s seven regnant queens and accompanying historic manuscripts to chart an evolving image of power. Featuring artworks from some of the nation’s greatest private collections, it offers a unique opportunity to view these masterful convergences of patronage and propaganda. Led by the iconic Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I, on loan from the Woburn Abbey collection, the exhibited works reflect the shifting culture and society of a dynamic Britain.
Exhibition On View
Sotheby’s London, 34-35 New Bond Street
28 May–15 June 2022
Weekdays: 9:00 AM–4:30 PM
Weekends & Bank Holidays: 12:00–5:00 PM
Closed Sunday 5 June
This exhibition is free and unticketed.
Works On View
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