This figure of Queen Elizabeth I, inspired by portraits by artists such as Nicholas Hilliard, depicting her in a typical costume of the age. The long gown is made from sumptuous velvet decorated with rich embroidery, jewels at the neckline and a long V-shaped bodice. The frilled collar was made from fine linen and shaped into crisp folds with starch and heated irons. The deep saffron yellow dress was one of the most expensive colors to produce in Elizabethan times.
Royal Doultons limited edition Young Queens collection portrays each of the monarchs at a moment early in their reign. In creating the designs for each study, artist Neil Faulkner has researched period details such as costume, hairstyle and jewelery and combined these with a regal pose that captures the spirit of each queen. Royal Doulton artists have interpreted his designs using the latest ceramic decorative techniques and colours to create masterpieces of sculptural art.