POURBUS, Frans the Younger
(b. 1569, Antwerpen, d. 1622, Paris)

Portrait of Isabella Clara Eugenia of Austria with her Dwarf

c. 1599
Oil on canvas, 217 x 130 cm
Royal Collection, Hampton Court

Isabella Clara Eugenia, Archduchess of Austria (1566-1633) was the daughter of King Philip II of Spain and his third wife, Elizabeth of Valois. As the infanta of Spain she became the instrument of her father's claims to the thrones of England and France; as archduchess of Austria, she ruled the Spanish Netherlands with her husband, Archduke Albert, from 1598 to 1621.