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Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

(1596-1662), Daughter of James I

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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Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Robert Peake the Elder - NPG 6113

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Unknown artist - NPG 5529

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1613
NPG 5529

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, studio of Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG 71

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, studio of Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG 511

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D25748

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, after Unknown artist - NPG D25751

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D25751

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Frederick V, King of Bohemia and Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, possibly by Balthasar Moncornet, after  Unknown artist - NPG D26454

Frederick V, King of Bohemia and Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

possibly by Balthasar Moncornet, after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 17th century
NPG D26454

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Robert van Voerst, after  Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG D26455

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D18127

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, after Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D18128

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, published by Broer Jansen - NPG D26456

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

published by Broer Jansen
line engraving, 17th century
NPG D26456

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, after Crispijn de Passe the Elder - NPG D18129

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

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

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, by Crispyn van den Queborne - NPG D20393

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia

by Crispyn van den Queborne
line engraving, 1622
NPG D20393

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