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Portrait Miniatures, Room 90a, The International Music and Art Foundation Gallery

Princess Elizabeth, later Queen of Bohemia

Portrait Miniature
1606-1609 (painted)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Portrait miniature of Princess Elizabeth in an oval frame; half length, looking to front. Four diamonds which have been painted black are visible on the reverse of the support.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Watercolour on vellum stuck onto a playing card
Brief Description
Portrait miniature of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I, later Queen of Bohemia, watercolour on velllum, painted by Nicholas Hilliard, 1606-1609.
Physical Description
Portrait miniature of Princess Elizabeth in an oval frame; half length, looking to front. Four diamonds which have been painted black are visible on the reverse of the support.
Dimensions
  • Height: 53mm
  • Width: 43mm
Dimensions taken from: Strong, Roy. Artists of the Tudor Court: the Portrait Miniature Rediscovered 1520-1620.. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983.
Content description
Portrait of a girl, half length, looking to front. The sitter is wearing a rich white dress with a high collar. Around her neck she wears necklace and her hair is adorned with jewels.
Styles
Gallery Label
Nicholas Hilliard 1547-1619 Princess Elizabeth About 1606-9 Elizabeth was James I's only daughter, born in 1596. She married the future King of Bohemia in 1613 and became known as 'Elizabeth of Behemia'. Her grandson became George I, the first Hanoverian king of Great Britain. Watercolour on vellum, stuck to a playing card Museum no. P.4-1937
Subjects depicted
Associated Object
P.3-1937 (Pair)
Bibliographic References
  • Strong, Roy. Artists of the Tudor Court: the Portrait Miniature Rediscovered 1520-1620. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1937, London: Board of Education, 1938.
  • p. 190Catharine MacLeod with Rab MacGibbon, Victoria Button, Katherine Coombs and Alan Derbyshire.‎ Elizabethan treasures : miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver. London : National Portrait Gallery, 2019.‎ ISBN: 9781855147027‎
Collection
Accession Number
P.4-1937

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record createdJuly 8, 2003
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