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The Seven Eldest Children of the Elector Palatine and Elizabeth Stuart in a Landscape with Hunting Trophies, After Honthorst and Poelenburch.

Oil on canvas, 36cm by 62cm.
Elizabeth Stuart was the daughter of James I and sister of Charles I. She and her husband, the Elector Palatine are sometimes referred to as the Winter King and Queen because of their ill-judged acceptance of the throne of Bohemia and their short lived reign as King and Queen. Two of their sons, the Princes Rupert and Maurice of the Rhine fought tirelessly for their uncle Charles I during the English Civil War.
Gerrit van Honthorst (1594-1667) and Cornelis van Poelenburch (1592-1656) were Dutch artists active in Rome in the early 17th Century.


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