Marie Eleonore D. G. Royne Des Suedois.

Method Etching
Artist Balthasar Moncornet
Published B. Moncornet excú. [c.1620-68]
Dimensions Image and sheet 133 x 84 mm
Notes Portrait of Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg, Queen of Sweden. Half-length and set within an oval, she wears a crown, a necklace with a large, jewelled pendant, and a lace fringed dress. She also wears a small crown amidst her tightly curled hair. The oval is surrounded by elaborate decoration, and below, three lines of Latin inscription is set within a cartouche.

Maria Eleonora of Brandenburg (1599 - 1655) was a German princess and queen consort of Sweden. She was the daughter of John Sigismund, Elector of Brandenburg, and Anna, Duchess of Prussia. In 1620, Maria Eleonora married Gustavus Adolphus, King of Sweden. Their daughter, Christina, born 1626, became Queen of Sweden in 1632.

Balthasar Moncornet (c.1600 - 1668) was a French tapissier, engraver, and publisher, working primarily in France. He was a specialist in ornamental prints.

Ex.Col.: House of Savoy

Condition: Trimmed within plate mark. Framing tape residue along top on verso, visible through recto.
Framing unmounted
Price £20.00
Stock ID 40135