Oil painting on canvas, Queen Henrietta Maria (1609-1669), after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641). A three-quarter-length portrait, half turned to her right. Right hand rests pink flowers on table with jewelled crown. Wearing a white lace and silver-embroidered dress with cutwork Van Dyck lace shawl collar, trimmed with red-pink bows, lace ruffle cuffs and red ribbons. Red-pink bow in hair. Pearl necklace and earrings. Black bracelet on right wrist with ring, and a red and black jewelled bracelet on left wrist with ring on left little finger. Standing in front of a blue curtain. Inscribed in orange '16' at l.l., in orange 'No.16' l.r., and in white '16' crossed out. Label stuck on bottom right of frame '161'. Gilt label on frame 'Henrietta Maria, Van Dyke'. The original painting of 1632 is in the Royal Collection at Windsor.
Bequeathed with the hall and contents by Philip,11th Marquess of Lothian (1882-1940)
Blickling Hall, The Lothian Collection (National Trust)
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after Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Antwerp 1599 - London 1641), artist
Barnes, De Poorter, Millar, Vey, 2004 Susan J. Barnes, Nora De Poorter, Oliver Millar and Horst Vey, Van Dyck. A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings, New Haven and London, 2004, no. IV.114