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Griffey, Erin

On display : Henrietta Maria and the materials of magnificence / Erin Griffey.

New Haven : Published for The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art by Yale University Press, [2015]
Physical Description:
xi, 372 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Reference Library
N5247.H45 G75 2015 (LC)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 350-365) and index.
"In the early modern period, rulers demonstrated their power and influence through carefully curated "display"--their presence in court ceremonies, their palaces and their contents, and their portraits. Henrietta Maria of France (1609-1669), queen consort of King Charles I of England, embraced these opportunities for display with particular flair. This richly illustrated book follows Henrietta Maria through and beyond the Bourbon and Stuart courts to chart her patronage and engagement with the visual arts, building works, and the luxury trade. It develops a powerful picture not just of the images, fashions, interiors, and buildings shaped by the queen's directorial influence but also of the political and religious factors that governed her choices and policies of court display. Her cultural patronage in particular emphasized her family honor, dynastic clout, Catholic piety, feminine virtue, and discerning taste. Erin Griffey analyzes the full spectacle of the queen's represented image, not only through the well-known portraits by Sir Anthony van Dyck but also through her rich bed ensembles, tapestries, jewelry, clothing, and devotional goods--the objects that embodied and conveyed her royal power"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Terms:
Art -- Political aspects -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Henrietta Maria, Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, 1609-1669 -- Art patronage.
Henrietta Maria, Queen, consort of Charles I, King of England, 1609-1669 -- Portraits.

  • Contexts
  • The Bourbon Princess and Stuart Queen
  • Assimilation and Transformation, 1626-29
  • Fertility and the Materials of Motherhood, the 1630s
  • Fertility and the Representation of Motherhood, the 1630s
  • 'La Reine Malheureuse': Exile in Paris, 1644-59
  • Restorations: The Queen Mother at the Court of Charles II and the Commonwealth Legacy
  • 'Her Majesties New Buildings at Somerset-House', 1662-65
  • Between Bourbon and Stuart: Colombes, Chaillot and the Queen Mother's Legacy.