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Elizabeth I - Marcus Gheeraerts the younger - Framed Picture - 11" x 14"


Marcus Gheeraerts (also written as Gerards or Geerards) was a Flemish artist working at the Tudor court, described as "the most important artist of quality to work in England in large-scale between Eworth and Van Dyck"

He was brought to England as a child by his father Marcus Gheeraerts the Elder, also a painter.

He became a fashionable portraitist in the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth I under the patronage of her champion and pageant-master Sir Henry Lee.

He introduced a new aesthetic in English court painting that captured the essence of a sitter through close observation.

He became a favorite portraitist of James I's queen Anne of Denmark, but fell out of fashion in the late 1610s.

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