Elisabeth of Valois (1545-1568), Queen of Spain, (detail).
Elizabeth of Valois - eldest daughter of Henry II of France & Catherine de' Medici. Her father insisted she share her bedroom w/ her future sister-in-law, Mary, Queen of Scots. She had to give precedence to Mary –a crowned queen. The 2 would remain close friends the rest of their lives. Though her sister Margaret & Mary of Scots were prettier, she was still considered attractive. She married to Philip II of Spain. Philip was enchanted by his 14 yr old bride & gave up his mistress.
ELISABETH DE VALOIS queen of Spain PROVENANCE French school, ca 1560, Versailles photo RMN a possible copy of Anguissola portrait
Elisabeth de Valois, eldest daughter of Henri II, King of France and wife Queen Catherine of Medici; married Felipe II, as his third wife, becoming Queen of Spain.
ELISABETH DE VALOIS queen of Spain PROVENANCE school of Clouet, prior to 1559, Louvre , PHOTO RMN
File:Portrait of Gentleman, APW: 'Probably Sir Thomas Gresham'. He must have been ill at the time.
Diane de Poitiers. 26 avril 1566 : mort de Diane de Poitiers, duchesse de Valentinois, favorite de Henri II. Histoire de France. Patrimoine. Magazine
Infanta Maria, of the House of Avis, born on the 8th of June of 1521. Daughter of D.manuel I and Eleonor of Habsburg. Her education was astounding for a woman, and she is to this day, known as the most educated of the portuguese infantas and a famed humanist. She made a name of herself as a patron of the arts. A few rumours were bound to follow someone like that, the most famous of them involve an affair with Portugal' greatest poet, Luís de Camões.
Henri II, roi de France, jeune homme, par Clouet
Hans Eworth (1540–1573) Mary Fitzalan, Duchess of Norfolk,1565, detail