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Henrietta Maria

Photo credit: National Portrait Gallery, London

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The youngest daughter of Henry IV of France and Marie de Médicis, Henrietta Maria married Charles I in 1625, her Catholicism alienated many of her English subjects. She gave strong, loving support to Charles I during his troubles, and practical assistance during the Civil War by personally bringing munitions from France, and pawning her jewellery to raise funds.The architectural background which was painted first is probably by Hendrick van Steenwyck the younger.

National Portrait Gallery, London

London


Date

c.1635

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 215.9 x W 135.2 cm

Accession number

1247

Acquisition method

Given by Henry Louis Bischoffsheim, 1899

Work type

Painting


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