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Queen Henrietta Maria (1609–1669)

Photo credit: Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

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In this portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria she is shown facing forward with her left shoulder slightly towards us and her arms cradled. She wears a gold-coloured silk dress with a lavish lace collar and cuffs, a black bow around her waist, two strings of pearls, a brooch and a diamond pendant. A jewelled crown rests on a table to her right. The painting is believed to commemorate a chapter in the history of the Merchant Adventurers' Hall when Queen Henrietta Maria, having heard of the plight of Parliamentarian prisoners who were imprisoned in squalid conditions within the Hall, gave money from her own purse for their relief.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

York


Date

early 18th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 107 x W 81 cm

Accession number

YORMA 158

Acquisition method

gift from Mr John Francis Taylor, past Governor, 1890

Work type

Painting


Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD England

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