‘Gloriana’ is a depiction of Queen Elizabeth I at the very end of her life. Here she reflects on the triumphs and tragedies of her reign. As Queen, she was praised as a heroine of the Protestant cause and the ruler of a golden age in England. Under Elizabeth, the nation gained a new self-confidence and sense of sovereignty, as Christendom fragmented.
This print is an etching and aquatint drawn on a copper plate. It is printed on Somerset Velvet, an off-white heavyweight 300 gsm handmade paper from St Cuthbert's Mill in Somerset. The print is signed and numbered by the artist.
Etching & aquatint in edition of 75
Image size 40 x 30 cm
Paper size 52 x 42 cm