Henrieta Adelaidis, VTRIVSQ

Method Etching
Published [c.1650]
Dimensions Image 122 x 93 mm, Plate 150 x 94 mm, Sheet 193 x 140 mm
Notes Half-length portrait of Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, set within an oval. She wears a jewelled brooch, a pearl necklace, earrings, and clip in her hair. Inscription reads: 'Bavariæ ac Palatinatus Superioris Ducissa / Comcs Palatina Rheni. Electrix Landgravia / in Leichtenberg nata Regia Princeps Sabaudiœ / et Pede montii.'

Princess Henriette Adelaide of Savoy (1636 - 1676) was the daughter of Victor Amadeus I, Duke of Savoy, and Christine of France, and her twin sister was Catherine Beatrice. In 1650, Henriette married Ferdinand Maria, heir to the Electorate of Bavaria. The following year, Ferdinand become Elector upon the death of his father. Henriette had significant political influence, and aided her husband in improving Bavarian welfare.

Ex.Col.: The House of Savoy

Condition: Residue from framing tape along upper edge of sheet. Some light foxing and time toning to sheet, and a small tear to upper left corner of sheet, not affecting image. Unidentified collectors marks on verso.
Framing unmounted
Price £35.00
Stock ID 40073