Queen Henrietta Maria, 1609 - 1669. Queen of Charles I (with her daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Anne)
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Queen Henrietta Maria, 1609 - 1669. Queen of Charles I (with her daughters Mary, Elizabeth and Anne) about 1639 - 1644

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  • Scottish Art
This engraving depicts the young Queen Henrietta Maria, with three of her daughters, Mary (the Princess Royal), Anne and Elizabeth. In total she had nine children. Anne died aged three from tuberculosis while Elizabeth, who was kept prisoner in England throughout her childhood during the English Civil War, also contracted the disease and died aged fourteen. Mary subsequently died in December 1660. The queen holds a lily, the flower of France, and stands beside a table on which a number of symbolic objects are placed including a rosary, an open book and a watch.

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Engraving

The printmaking technique in which an image is inscribed on a copper plate with a tool that cuts a groove in the surface. This groove holds the ink that creates the print when it is applied to paper. Also refers to the method of making an incision on a material such as glass.

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Details

  • Acc. No. SP II 46.22 [dup2]
  • Medium Line engraving on paper
  • Size 27.31 x 21.92 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1975