Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, 'The Winter Queen' (1596-1662)
Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656)
Oil painting on canvas, Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Bohemia, 'The Winter Queen' (1596-1662) by Gerard van Honthorst (1590-1656), signed and dated "G.Honthorst 1650,",GH in monogram. A half-length portrait, to left, wearing a blackcap and veil falling over her sholders, and black dress with pearl brooches.
The Craven Family by descent; at Coombe Abbey by 1866; acquired by H.M. Treasury at the Craven sale, Sotheby’s, November 1968 and transferred to the National Trust.
Ashdown House, The Craven Collection (acquired by HM Treasury and transferred to the National Trust in 1968)
Marks and inscriptions
Inscription with name of sitter painted out. Signed and dated "G Honthorst 1650", GH in monogram
Makers and roles
Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656), artist
Prized Possessions: Dutch Paintings from National Trust Houses (exh. cat.), Holburne Museum, Bath 25 May - 16 Sep 2018; Mauritshuis, The Hague, 11 Oct 2018 - 6 Jan 2019; Petworth House, West Sussex, 26 Jan - 24 Mar 2019., pp. 102-4, no. 9