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Princess Elizabeth (1596–1662), (Elizabeth of Bohemia, the 'Winter Queen'), Aged Seven

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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This masterpiece of early English portraiture was painted only months after the death of Elizabeth I in March 1603, when Elizabeth’s father, James (BHC2796), succeeded to the English throne. Following the death of Elizabeth I (Princess Elizabeth’s sole godmother), James immediately set off for London. His queen, Anne of Denmark (BHC4251), with her two elder children, Princes Elizabeth and Prince Henry (BHC4181), did not leave until June, arriving in London in time for the coronation in July.

National Maritime Museum





oil on canvas


H 135.9 x W 95.2 cm

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