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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, by Robert Peake the Elder - NPG 6113

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Robert Peake the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6113

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, studio of Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG 71

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

studio of Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
oil on panel, (circa 1623)
On display in the Crimson Bedroom at Montacute House
NPG 71

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, studio of Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG 511

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

studio of Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on panel, feigned oval, (circa 1642)
NPG 511

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, printed and published by Peter Stent - NPG D25743

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

printed and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25743

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D25748

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D25748

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, printed and published by Peter Stent - NPG D25749

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

printed and published by Peter Stent
line engraving, probably early 17th century
NPG D25749

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Willem Jacobsz Delff, after  Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG D26450

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Willem Jacobsz Delff, after Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26450

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Robert van Voerst, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D26455

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Robert van Voerst, after Gerrit van Honthorst
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26455

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D18127

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D18127

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, after Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D18128

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

after Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18128

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, after Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D18129

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

after Crispijn de Passe the Elder
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D18129

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Boetius Adams Bolswert (Bolswerth), after  Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG D10712

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Boetius Adams Bolswert (Bolswerth), after Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
line engraving, 1615
NPG D10712

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