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The Commons Petitioning Elizabeth I to Marry

Photo credit: Parliamentary Art Collection

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The painting's subtitle reads "with this ring I was wedded to the realm". Queen Elizabeth appears in motion whilst the other figures remain still making for a typically theatrical painting by Solomon. Solomon was commissioned to paint this canvas by Lord Swaythling who appears in the image. Other major parliamentary figures of the period also appear such as, Viscount Ulswater, Viscount Harcourt, Mr John Burns and the Prime Minister, Henry Herbert Asquith.


Date

1911

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 449.5 x W 254 cm

Accession number

WOA 2928

Work type

Painting


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Parliamentary Art Collection

The Curator's Office, Department of Information Services, House of Commons, 1 Canon Row, Greater London SW1A 0AA England

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