Juan Pantoja de la Cruz
Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain
oil on canvas
203.5 x 101.9 cm (80-1/8 x 40-1/8 in)
Commissioned by Margaret of Austria, Queen of Spain; presented after 25 November 1604 to Antonio Álvarez de Toledo y Beaumont, 5th Duke of Alba [1568-1639]. John Stuart Bligh Darnley [1827-1896], 6th Earl, Cobham Hall, Kent, by 1854; by inheritance to Edward Henry Stuart Bligh Darnley [1851-1900], 7th Earl, Cobham Hall; by inheritance to Ivo Francis Walter Bligh Darnley [1859-1927], 8th Earl, Cobham Hall; (Darnley sale, Christie's, London, May 1925, no. 14); on joint account with (M. Knoedler & Co., London and New York, and P.& D. Colnaghi, London, Colnaghi's no. A 1262; Knoedler's London no. 7440, New York no. 16177); sold on 3 February 1925 to Otto H. Kahn [1867-1934];  consigned 13 March 1942 to (Duveen Brothers Inc., New York); sold to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation on 28 June 1949; gift 1961 to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, no. 61.66  According to the M. Knoedler and Co. Records, Getty Research Center, call number 2012. M. 54; Series IV Box 118 and Box 128; Series I Box 7.