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Mysterious Snake Appears in Painting of Queen Elizabeth I

Saturday 06 March 2010

‘The serpent was depicted being clasped in the Tudor monarch’s fingers in the original version of the work – but it was painted over at the last minute and replaced with a more decorative bunch of roses.

Deterioration over time has meant the snake has revealed itself once more, with its outline now visible on the surface.’

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