About This Artwork

François Clouet, follower of
French, 1516/20–1572

Portrait of Elizabeth of Austria, Wife of King Charles IX of France, after 1571

Oil on panel
14 1/8 x 10 7/16 in. (35.8 x 26.5 cm)
Inscribed at upper edge: ELISABET. DAVSTRICHE. / DITE. DE. BOHEME. EPOV. / DV. ROY. CHARLES. IX.

Gift of Mrs. Lillian S. Timken, 1951.317

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

Art Institute of Chicago, A Century of Progress, 1933, cat. 9.

Publication History

“The Century of Progress Exhibition of the Fine Arts,” Bulletin of the Art Institute of Chicago 27 (1933), p. 60.

Art Institute of Chicago, Paintings in The Art Institute of Chicago: A Catalogue of the Picture Collection (Chicago, 1961), p. 80.

Susan Frances Jones in Martha Wolff et al., Northern European and Spanish Paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, 2008), pp. 7-9, ill.

Ownership History

Mrs. William R. (Lillian S.) Timken, New York, by April 1933 [lent by her to Chicago 1933 ]; given to the Art Institute, 1951 [the painting remained in Mrs. Timken’s New York residence until her death in October 1959 and was then transferred to the Art Institute].




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