Portrait of Henrietta Maria
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Henrietta Maria of France (1609–1669) was Queen consort of England, Scotland, and Ireland. She was the youngest daughter of Henry IV, King of France, and Marie de Medicis. She was married to Charles І, King of England. In England, she was known as Queen Maria, however, she did not like the name, so she signed her letters as Henrietta. The Queen is shown on a dark neutral background, in an elegant dress decorated with lace and with pearls on her neck. Nothing in the image distracts the viewer’s attention from the image of Henrietta Maria. Fair curls of hair frame her pretty face. Despite the high status of the portrayed woman, there is no arrogance in her look and pose. Pastel tones and muted colors add lyricism to the work. The painting is a copy after Anthony van Dyck.
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- Henrietta Maria of France
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