By or after George Gower
English, active 1540-1596

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I
ca. 1588
oil on canvas
Private collection courtesy of Peter Nahum At The Leicester Galleries, London

Photo: The Leicester Galleries

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of Elizabeth to begin.

This exhibition is made possible by
Ford Motor Company.


Women Who Ruled: Queens, Goddesses, Amazons 1500-1650
is organized and circulated by the
University of Michigan Museum of Art.


Additional support has been provided by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Friends of the Museum of Art, a generous anonymous donor, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Sheila and Steven K. Hamp, Mary Jane Helfrich, the State Street Area Association, and the following University of Michigan units: the Center for the Education of Women, the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, the Film and Video Studies Program, the History of Art Department, the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, the Institute for the Humanities, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the International Institute, the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Program, the Office of the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Vice President for Research, the School of Music, the Visual Culture Program at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, and the Women's Studies Program.