Elizabeth, Princess Palatine, eldest daughter of Elizabeth of Bohemia, by studio of Gerard van Honthorst (Ashdown House - Ashbury, Oxfordshire UK)

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Elizabeth, Princess Palatine, eldest daughter of Elizabeth of Bohemia, by studio of Gerard van Honthorst (Ashdown House - Ashbury, Oxfordshire UK)

Elisabeth wears an interesting, almost surely theatrical, headdress with a trailing plume in this van Honthorst portrait. Yellow and black are high visibility colors - in nature the combination means "warning" and it is used by some wasps and poison arrow frogs.

Keywords:  van Honthorst, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Princess, Abbess, Wittelsbach family, German, Pfalz, long straight coiffure, jeweled ribbon headdress, trapezoidal décolletage, puffed notched over-sleeves, bertha, necklace, jeweled neckline, jeweled bodice, brooch, clasps


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