Elizabethan Era

The style and period of English history during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1551-1603). Elizabethan art and architecture is influenced by a variety of styles, including Late Gothic, Neoclassical, Renaissance, and Mannerist, and is characterized especially by rich ornamentation.

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Period, culture, and English style of architecture and decorative arts produced during the reign of Elizabeth I between 1551 and 1603. A combination of Gothic, Italian Renaissance, Flemish and French Mannerist, and vernacular styles, it is characterized by elaborate architectural silhouettes, elements suchs as finials, pendants, and strapwork and in decorative arts, rich surface ornamentation.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300021036. The J. Paul Getty Trust.