Masterpiece Isabelle Clara Eugenia van Habsburg by Frans Pourbus Atelier on your wall
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The painting Isabella Clara Eugenia – approx. 1600
Original: oil on copper 22.5 x 28.5 cm, wxh
The ‘Portrait of Isabella’ was commissioned by Isabelle Clara Eugenia ( 1566 – 1633). The portrait shows a static, distant woman without any emotion, in all her splendour. That’s how she wanted to be introduced.
Isabella was born in Segovia, Spain, on August 12 in 1566. Her parents are Philip II and his third wife Elisabeth of Valois.
In 1593 Isabella was named by her father as the successor to the French throne because Henry IV, a Protestant, threatened to come to power. This also happened because Henry IV converted to the Catholic faith.
Shortly before the death of her father Philip II, she was married off to Albrecht of Austria, her full cousin. On April 18 1599 the marriage took place in Valencia and Isabella and Albrecht moved to Brussels. They have 3 children who all die at a young age.
After Albrecht died in 1621, Isabella wanted to return to Spain to join the monastery of Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales. However, this was not allowed and so Isabella remained in Brussels as governess. Isabella spent her last years in a monastery in Tervuren after she had joined the order of Clarissen.
A portrait of Isabella’s husband Albrecht van Oostenrijk has also been made by Frans Pourbus II.
Read more about the life and work of Frans Pourbus II on his painters page.