A Habsburg Princess (formerly called Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia (1596–1662)

Flemish School
National Trust Inventory Number 598028

Category Paintings
Date 1670 - 1699
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements
Place of origin
Collection Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Montacute House, Somerset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Habsburg Princess (formerly called Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia (1596–1662), Flemish School, late 17th century. Daughter of James I and Anne of Denmark; married Frederick Henry of Wittelsbach, Elector Palatine of the Rhine and later Frederick V, King of Bohemia. Painted oval portrait of a young woman, half-length, turned slightly to the right, gazing at spectator, pale brown hair caught back into a striped cap worn on the back of the head. Wearing a double-layered pointed lace-edged white cartwheel ruff a brown heavily gold-embroidered dress, a many-stranded pearl necklace, looped to the breast and falling down past the sightline. The pearl strands are tied at the breast with a black silk ribbon-rosette, on her left breast hangs a gold locket possibly containing a miniature.

Provenance

Purchased from Mrs Claudie Phelips, in 1997

Makers and roles

Flemish School, artist
British (English) School, artist

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