Category Archives: Spanish

Don Juan of Austria 1547-1578

 

Spanish admiral and governor, known to Elizabethans as Don John. Born in Regensburg, Germany, to commoner Barbara Blomberg, Don Juan, the natural son of Emperor Charles V, was brought to Brussels, where his mother married. In 1550 Charles had the boy, called Jeromín, taken to Spain by a servant couple, and then, in 1554, transferred to the castle of his chief of household, Don Luis de Quijada, and his wife, Doña Magdalena de Ulloa, at Villagarcía de Campos.

Artist/Engraver Jacob Matham (extensive text verso)
Size 28 x 18 cms
Price £28.00

Ref:3659

Eleonora Gonzaga 1598-1655

Eleonora Gonzaga was born a princess of Mantua as a member of the House of Gonzaga, and by marriage to Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor, was Holy Roman Empress, German Queen, Queen of Hungary and Bohemia. Nicknamed the Elder (German: Ältere) to distinguish herself from her namesake great-niece, during her tenure, the Imperial court in Vienna became one of the centers of European Baroque music. As empress, Eleanora was a supporter of the Counter-Reformation.
Size 17 x 28 cms
Price £28.00

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Gaspar de Bracamonte, 3rd Count of Peñaranda 1595-1676

Bracamonte was born in 1595 in Peñaranda de Bracamonte, Spain. He married his niece Maria de Bracamonte, daughter of his older brother Balthazar Emmanuel, and 3rd Countess of Peñaranda. They had one son, Gregory, 4th Count of Peñaranda, who died without legitimate heirs in 1689
Size 8 x 14 cms
Price £14.00

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Don Juan of Austria 1547-1578

Spanish admiral and governor, known to Elizabethans as Don John. Born in Regensburg, Germany, to commoner Barbara Blomberg, Don Juan, the natural son of Emperor Charles V, was brought to Brussels, where his mother married. In 1550 Charles had the boy, called Jeromín, taken to Spain by a servant couple, and then, in 1554, transferred to the castle of his chief of household, Don Luis de Quijada, and his wife, Doña Magdalena de Ulloa, at Villagarcía de Campos.

Artist/Engraver
Size 20 x 16 cms
Price £18.00

Ref:3656

King Alfonso I 693-757

Alfonso I of Asturias, called the Catholic, was the third king of Asturias, reigning from 739 to his death in 757. His reign saw an extension of the Christian domain of Asturias, reconquering Galicia and León.
Size 6 x 11 cms
Price £14.00

Ref:2818

Phillip IV, King of Spain 1605-1665

Philip IV, also called the Planet King, was King of Spain from 1621 to his death and King of Portugal from 1621 to 1640. Philip is remembered for his patronage of the arts, including such artists as Diego Velázquez, and his rule over Spain during the Thirty Years’ War.
Size 8 x 13.5 cms
Price £14.00

Ref:2613