Queen Henrietta Maria with Sir Jeffrey Hudson  1633

by Anthony van Dyck

In 1632 Anthony van Dyck was invited to England to work at the court of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria. In Van Dyck, the royal couple and the English aristocracy found an artist whose gifts perfectly matched their artistic sensitivities as well as their political needs and aspirations. Van Dyck infused his portraits of the king and queen, including this depiction...
219.1 x 134.8 cm (86 1/4 x 53 1/16 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington