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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, studio of Gerrit van Honthorst, (circa 1642) - NPG 511 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

studio of Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on panel, feigned oval, (circa 1642)
26 1/4 in. x 21 1/2 in. (667 mm x 546 mm)
Purchased, 1878
Primary Collection
NPG 511


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  • Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656), Artist. Artist associated with 51 portraits, Sitter in 5 portraits.

Linked publicationsback to top

  • Piper, David, Catalogue of Seventeenth Century Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714, 1963, p. 118
  • Saywell, David; Simon, Jacob, Complete Illustrated Catalogue, 2004, p. 203

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Current affairs

Charles I fails to arrest five members of Parliament and rejects Parliament's Nineteen Propositions. Outbreak of Civil War. The Battle of Edgehill, the first fought between Royalist armies led by Lieutenant-General, Patrick Ruthven, Earl of Brentford and Parliamentarians under Captain-General, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, is inconclusive.

Art and science

Parliament closes all theatres in London judging entertainment sinful. A Jovial Crew, by playwright, Richard Brome, is reportedly the last play staged before the closure. Poet, John Denham, writes Cooper's Hill, a reflection on kingship during the current political upheavals.

International

Royalist soldier, James Butler, Duke of Ormonde, leads the king's forces in Ireland against the Irish Confederates. During the year, he successfully achieves victory at the battle of Kilrush and raises the siege of Drogheda. France's first minister, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu dies and is succeeded by Cardinal Jules Mazarin.

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