Eliz bohemia 3



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Princess Elizabeth (1596–1662), Later Queen of Bohemia.


Elizabeth Stuart, eldest daughter of James I/VI of England and Scotland. She married Frederick V, Elector Palatine, and briefly ruled as queen of Bohemia. Nicknamed the Winter Queen, because of the short tenure she and her husband had in Bohemia.


circa 1606(1606)


oil on canvas


154.3 × 79.4 cm (60.7 × 31.3 in)

not on view

Accession number


Object history

before 1914(1914): The descendants of Lord and Lady Harington, Wroxton Abbey
by 1951(1951): Kate T. Davison
1951(1951): ceded to Metropolitan Museum of Art by Kate T. Davison

Credit line

Gift of Kate T. Davison, in memory of her husband, Henry Pomeroy Davison, 1951.


text in the book:
No Tablet
For thy brest
Thy Chr[ist]ian mo
ther gives hir
Dattere What
Jewell Fits hir best A boke not
big but yet ther
in Some hidden
Vertu is So christ
So christ Procur.you
grace with
God And
Give you
[No tablet for your breast. Your Christian mother gives her the jewel that fits her best. A small book, containing special virtue. So Christ procures you grace with God and gives you endless bliss.] - The inscription refers to Elizabeth's mother Anne of Denmark, who apparently gave her daughter a devotional text, instead of jewelry.


Metropolitan Museum of Art

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