|Published||Balthasar Moncornet c. 1645-1668|
|Dimensions||Image 135 x 105 mm, Plate 153 x 110 mm, Sheet 267 x 176 mm|
A half length portrait of Elizabeth of France, Queen of Spain, wearing a large ruff and dark dress adorned with pearls, a necklace with a large jewel, and pearl earrings, a hunt scene in the background. This print is from a series of at least 27 portraits of royalty and nobility by Moncornet based on Van Dyck's Iconography.
Elizabeth of France (November 22, 1602 - October 6, 1644) was the eldest daughter of King Henry IV of France and his second wife Marie de Medici. Upon her marriage to King Philip IV of Spain she became Queen consort of Spain and Portugal from 1621 until her death in 1644.
Balthasar Moncornet (c.1600 - 1668) was a French tapissier, engraver, and publisher, working primarily in France. He was a specialist in ornamental prints.
Condition: Some overall time toning, small hole on upper left plate mark, old binding holes on outer edge of left margin, a small dark mark on edge of right margin, and an old guard on verso of right margin.