The youngest daughter of Henri IV of France, she married Charles I and came to England in 1625.
Entitled Henrietta Maria as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, she rests her hand on a broken, spiked wheel, the attribute of Saint Catherine. Other similar paintings of this design are all thought to be after van Dyck who came to England from Antwerp in 1632 as painter to Charles I.
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The Queen's College, University of Oxford
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More on this painting
gift from Dr George Clarke as part of the set of six queens, 1736 (?)
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