Queen Henrietta Maria
After Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)
RA Collection: Art
Anthony van Dyck worked at the court of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria from 1632. This line-engraving is based on a painting from 1638, now in the Royal Collection Trust. Queen Henrietta Maria commissioned two portraits - this profile view and another frontal - for the sculptor Bernini to work from after he had created a bust of her husband. The sculpture was never made.
This print was issued as a private plate and as a result is very scarce. The engraver John H. Robinson presented this particular impression to the Royal Academy in a portfolio of engravings he deposited as his Diploma Work upon his election as an Academician.
111 mm x 88 mm
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