Stamp-sized Elizabeth I miniature paintings to fetch $130,000
Published on November 17th, 2009 | by Admin2
Just 3/4 of an inch high, the stamp-sized pair is expected to fetch up to £80,000 when sold at Bonhams in London on November 25.
Elizabeth I often commissioned miniatures as personal gifts but Camilla Lombardi of Bonhams said it was likely these were made to mark the end of the affair.
She said: “They can be dated to 1575, a pivotal year in their relationship.
“It is the year when Robert Dudley finally gave up his hope of marrying Queen Elizabeth I.”