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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

(1596-1662), Daughter of James I; wife of Frederick V, Elector Palatine

Sitter associated with 45 portraits
Elizabeth was the only surviving daughter of James I. In 1613 she married Frederick, the Protestant ruler of the Palatinate, an area of present-day Germany. In 1619, following a rebellion against the Catholic Habsburg rulers, Frederick accepted the throne of Bohemia. He and Elizabeth were expelled after less than a year, however, in one of the early battles of the Thirty Years' War. Living in exile in The Hague, Elizabeth came to be seen as an ideal Protestant heroine; her hardships in exile, combined with her beauty, made her a legend in England as 'The Winter Queen'. Her large family of children included Prince Rupert and Princess Sophia, the mother of King George I.

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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, possibly by Willem Jacobsz Delff, after studio of  Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG D19040

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

possibly by Willem Jacobsz Delff, after studio of Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
line engraving, (circa 1623)
NPG D19040

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, published by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius) - NPG D18892

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

published by Pieter van den Keere (Petrus Kaerius)
line engraving, circa 1626-1646
NPG D18892

The King and Queen of Bohemia and their family, after Unknown artist - NPG D26452

The King and Queen of Bohemia and their family

after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid to late 17th century
NPG D26452

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, published by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Unknown artist - NPG D18132

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

published by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, mid 17th century
NPG D18132

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D25745

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1697
NPG D25745

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D18130

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D18130

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D18131

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Pieter Stevens van Gunst, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, published 1697
NPG D18131

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by John Faber Sr, published by  George Bickham the Younger, after  Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG D32639

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by John Faber Sr, published by George Bickham the Younger, after Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
mezzotint, circa 1700-1721
NPG D32639

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by and published by John Faber Sr, after  Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG D19892

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by and published by John Faber Sr, after Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
mezzotint, circa 1700-1721
NPG D19892

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by George Vertue, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D25742

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by George Vertue, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1732
NPG D25742

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by George Vertue, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D32640

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by George Vertue, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, 1732?
NPG D32640

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Isaac Taylor, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D25747

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Isaac Taylor, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, late 18th century
NPG D25747

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Charles Sherwin, published by  John Stockdale, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D25741

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Charles Sherwin, published by John Stockdale, after Gerrit van Honthorst
stipple engraving, published 4 April 1787
NPG D25741

'James I and his royal progeny', by Charles Turner, published by  Samuel Woodburn, after  Willem de Passe - NPG D9808

'James I and his royal progeny'

by Charles Turner, published by Samuel Woodburn, after Willem de Passe
mezzotint, published 1814
NPG D9808

The Stuart Dynasty, after Francis Poyntz - NPG D32077

The Stuart Dynasty

after Francis Poyntz
albumen print, circa 1887 (1670s)
NPG D32077

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