Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill Collection
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Portrait Miniature of Queen Henrietta Maria

Strawberry Hill ID: sh-000456
after c. 1636
Granges, David des (English painter and engraver, 1611-after 1670)

Watercolour on vellum stuck onto gesso-backed card,
8.1 x 6.9 cm
Inscriptions: engraved on reverse: Henrietta Maria/ Queen of Charles 1st/ John Hoskins?. Inscribed on a label: No. 1 case/2nd Right hand; 84; 131m/7139
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection. B1974.2.62

Strawberry Hill History

Location: Green Closet

1774 Description: Queen Henrietta Maria; by Dixon. (29)

1784 Description: Text same as 1774 Description (24)

Sale Text: A Portrait of Queen Henrietta Maria, with Landscape in the back ground, by Dixon

Object History

Provenance: Horace Walpole, £1.11.6; 1842, Strawberry Hill Sale, day 18, lot 122, bt 13th Earl of Derby, £6.6.0; by family descent; 1971 June 8, Christie’s, 18th Earl of Derby Sale, lot 84 bt Fry, for Yale Center for British Art.

Exhibition History: J. C. Robinson, ed., Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Works of Art of the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and More Recent periods, June 1862 (London: Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M. Stationery office, 1863), Exhibition catalogue. South Kensington Museum (June 1862), no. 2225.
S. Redgrave, ed., Catalogue of the Special Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures… (London: South Kensington Museum, 1865), Exhibition catalogue, no. 1816.
J.L. Propert, ed., Exhibition of Portrait Miniatures (London: Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1889), Exhibition catalogue, case XX, no. 5.
"Horace Walpole's Strawberry Hill," Yale Center for British Art, 15 October 2009 - 3 January 2010; Victoria and Albert Museum, 6 March 2010 - 4 July 2010, cat. no. 212.

Bibliography: Patrick J. Noon, English Portrait Drawings and Miniatures (New Haven: Yale Center for British Art, 1979), no. 6.