Exhibition: Faces of a Queen - the Armada Portraits

This exhibition CLOSED on Wed, 4th Nov 2020

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I is one of the most iconic portraits in British history.

Three versions of the painting survive, each offering a subtly different depiction of Queen Elizabeth I at the height of her power.

Now, for the first time in their 430-year history, these three works are on public display together.

Royal Museums Greenwich will showcase its own version of the Armada Portrait alongside the two other works: one from the National Portrait Gallery, the other from the world-famous private art collection at Woburn Abbey.

All three versions are believed to have been made shortly after the defeat of the Spanish Armada, each by different artists or studios. While the three paintings share the same essential pattern, each work contains subtle differences that hint at their unique histories.

Faces of a Queen gives visitors a once-in-a-generation chance to see three of the greatest depictions of Elizabeth I together.

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Location

Queen's House,

Romney Road, London,
SE10 9NE

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