26 November 2002
Studio of Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)
Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria, three-quarter-length, in a white dress trimmed with lace and red bows, resting her right hand on red roses on a table, her crown on a ledge, a draped curtain beyond
oil on canvas
47 x 37 in (119.5 x 94 cm.)
Reginald Brett, 2nd Viscount, Esher (1852-1930), and by descent to the present owner.
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