VEEN, Otto van
(b. 1556, Leiden, d. 1629, Brussel)

Albert VII, Archduke of Austria

1596-97
Oil on canvas, 119 x 98 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Albert VII (1559-1621) was the ruling Archduke of Austria for a few months in 1619 and, jointly with his wife, Isabella Clara Eugenia, sovereign of the Habsburg Netherlands between 1598 and 1621. Prior to this, he had been a cardinal, archbishop of Toledo, viceroy of Portugal and Governor General of the Habsburg Netherlands.