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This video from the Children’s Video Tour introduces viewers to Sir Anthony van Dyck’s 17th-century painting “Queen Henrietta Maria with Sir Jeffrey Hudson.” Van Dyck made this painting while working as the court painter for King of England Charles I and depicts the Queen Henrietta Maria at the age of twenty-four. Standing next to the queen is Sir Jeffrey Hudson, a dwarf who lived at the English royal court and was a close friend and trusted advisor of the queen. Van Dyck was one of the most popular portrait painters of the time in Europe, as he always made his subjects look beautiful and elegant. In this painting, the queen is not wearing her crown because she is dressed to go hunting—can you find where it is hidden? http://www.nga.gov/fcgi-bin/tinfo_f?object=41651


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