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Artist
Juan Pantoja de la Cruz, Spanish, c. 1553–1608
Title
Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain
Date
1605
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
Canvas or panel: 80 1/8 × 40 1/8 in. (203.5 × 101.9 cm) Frame: 90 × 50 1/8 in. (228.6 × 127.3 cm)
Credit Line

The Samuel H. Kress Collection

Current Location
Rienzi
BALLROOM
Accession Number
61.66
Classification
Painting
Provenance

Commissioned by Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain (1584 - 1611) in 1605; possibly given to Don Antonio de Toledo, Count of Alba, along with portrait of King Philip III, after November 25, 1604 ; Collection of John Stuart, 6th Earl of Darnley (d. 1896), Cobham Hall, by 1854 until 1896; by descent to Edward Henry Stuart, 7th Earl of Darnley (d. 1900), 1896-1900; by descent to Ivo Francis Walter, 8th Earl of Darnley (d. 1927), 1900-1925; [Christie's, London, sale on May 1, 1925, lot # 14]; [Colnaghi, London, 1925]; [M. Knoedler & Co., New York, 1925]; Otto Kahn, New York, 1925-1949; [Duveen Brothers, London, 1949]; acquired by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, 1949 (K1662), on loan to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 1953-1961; donated to the MFAH 1961.