Elizabeth Pope (Miss Younge)
Oil on canvas
Queen Elizabeth : The Earl of Essex
height (frame): 85cm
width (frame): 72cm
Thomas Harris; Harris sale, 12 July 1819 (23) (as Queen Katherine); Charles Mathews
Mathews 155 (as Monimia in "The Orphan")
RW 421 (as Monimia)
CKA 421 (as Monimia or as Queen Katharine in "Henry VIII")
1833 London, Queen's Bazaar, Oxford Street, "Mr Mathews's Gallery of Theatrical Portraits" (155)
1982-3 London (126)
“Morning Herald” 22 March 1794; Hayes 1968
Elizabeth clasps her hands yearningly. Her gold tiara has red jewels and a row of pearls, and her blue dress has white slashing edged with pearls, and is trimmed with lace and ermine.
Jones's tragedy was first performed at Covent Garden on 21 February 1753, with Esther Bland as Queen Elizabeth. Despite the parts mentioned in the Harris and Mathews catalogues, Mrs Pope is almost certainly depicted playing Queen Elizabeth, the role mentioned in the “Morning Herald” of 22 March 1794.