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Frederick V, King of Bohemia and Elector Palatine; Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

1 portrait by Michel van Lochom

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Frederick V, King of Bohemia and Elector Palatine; Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Balthasar Moncornet, published by Michel van Lochom
etching, 1624 or after
3 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (95 mm x 145 mm) plate size; 4 3/4 in. x 6 3/8 in. (120 mm x 161 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Reference Collection
NPG D18169

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Artistsback to top

  • Balthasar Moncornet (circa 1600-1668), Tapissier, engraver and print publisher. Artist associated with 53 portraits.
  • Michel van Lochom (1601-1647), Engraver and publisher. Artist associated with 1 portrait.

Events of 1624back to top

Current affairs

Prince Charles and George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham urge James I, the peacemaking king, to declare war on Spain and summon an equally war hungry Parliament, to secure a subsidy for war. Lord Treasurer Lionel Cranfield in opposition to conflict, is duly impeached.

Art and science

The acting troupe, The King's Men, perform Thomas Middleton's satire A Game at Chess at the Globe Theatre, London, until it is suppressed in view of its allusions to the Spanish Match.
The Berwick Bridge, spanning the River Tweed, is completed by James Burrell.


Diplomat James Hay, Earl of Carlisle, begins arrangements in Paris for a marriage alliance between Charles, Prince of Wales and Louis XIII's sister, Henrietta Maria. The union would secure political allegiance between both countries whose principle aims were restoration of Frederick V in the Palatinate and restriction of Spanish expansion.

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