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Elisabeth of Valois, Queen of Spain

about 1560, Artist: Alonso Sánchez Coello



Elisabeth of Valois, Queen of Spain

Elizabeth of Valois (1545–1568) was the daughter of King Henry II of France. As a result of the peace treaty signed between France and Spain in 1559, she became the third wife of King Philip II of Spain, although she had previously been engaged to marry his eldest son, Don Carlos.The distance required in a court portrait between the subject and the viewer is enhanced by the magnificence and stiffness of the richly embroidered clothing.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 9

Object data

Object Name





about 1560


Alonso Sánchez Coello (1531/1532 Benifairò de Valls/Valencia - 1588 Madrid) - GND




allseitig beschnitten: cut on all sides: 163 x 91,5 cm
Framed: 177,2 x 105,5 x 10 cm


An der Perlhaube ein aus Y (Ysabelle, Ysabeau) und F (France) gebildetes Monogramm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 3182


Imperial property; 1881 documented in the gallery


Elisabeth Tochter des Heinrich II von Valois Frankreich (1545 Fontainbleau - 1568 Aranjuez) - GND

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