Samuel Cooper, portrait of Henrietta Anne

Samuel Cooper, portrait of Henrietta Anne

Samuel Cooper (about 1608-72)
Portrait of Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans
About 1660-1
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to a table-book leaf
Signed lower left 'SC' in monogram
Museum no. P.110-1910
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Salting Bequest

Henrietta Anne (1644-70), the youngest daughter of Charles I, grew up in exile in France. This was painted in London, presumably before her marriage in 1661 to the Duke of Orleans, brother of Louis XIV.