Pelican and Phoenix portraits hope to solve mystery of royal painter

For the first time in 25 years, art experts will be able to study two portraits of Queen Elizabeth I with hopes of discovering the works' mysterious artist. The paintings will go on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London from September 13 to 19, 2010.

The famous Pelican and Phoenix portraits, named for jewels worn by the Queen, are believed to have been painted by Nicholas Hilliard, and the works were painted on wood from the same tree. Experts hope to larn more during the exhibit.