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.
Purchased from Mrs Claudie Phelips, in 1997
Makers and roles
Flemish School, artist
British (English) School, artist