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Queen Henrietta Maria (1609–1669)

Photo credit: Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

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In this portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria she is shown facing forward with her left shoulder slightly towards us and her arms cradled. She wears a gold-coloured silk dress with a lavish lace collar and cuffs, a black bow around her waist, two strings of pearls, a brooch and a diamond pendant. A jewelled crown rests on a table to her right.

Merchant Adventurers’ Hall



early 18th C


oil on canvas


H 107 x W 81 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Mr John Francis Taylor, past Governor, 1890

Work type


Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Fossgate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 9XD England

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