'Elizabeth I', ivory portrait

'Elizabeth I', ivory portrait

Elizabeth I
Ivory portrait
Signed by Gaspar van der Hagen (active 1747-died 1769)
England (London)
About 1750
Ivory
Lent by Mr John Lewis

The artist was born in the Netherlands but worked in London, in the workshop of Michael Rysbrack. This portrait of Queen Elizabeth was one of a series of British 'worthies', some of them based on full-sized busts by Rysbrack himself.