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THE PAINTING MARGARETHA OF AUSTRIA - CA. 1600
Original: oil on copper 22.5 x 28.5 cm, wxh
Frans Pourbus made this portrait by order of Margaret of Austria ( 1584 - 1611 ). In the painting, Margaret is wearing a large diamond, El estanque (The Pond), with a large pearl, La Peregrina (The Pilgrim), underneath, which she wears in several paintings.
Margaret was born in Graz on 25 December 1584 and was the 11th child of Charles II of Austria and Maria Anna of Bavaria.
Margaret married her second cousin, the Spanish King Philip III, on 18 April 1599 and together they had 8 children. Their eldest daughter Anna Maria later married King Louis XIII of France. Margaret died in childbirth with her youngest son Alfons Maurice in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on 03 October 1611.
Also from her husband King Philip III Frans Pourbus II painted a portrait.
Read more about the life and work of Frans Pourbus II on his painting page.