Detail: Brooch of Margaret of Austria

Atelier Frans II Pourbus (1569-1622)

After the “Date Night” on Friday, you will now find a “Detail Date” on Thursday. The looks of our portrayed tell a lot, but their accessories and inscriptions sometimes even more. 
Every week, we will give you a detail to look at and ask for an answer.


Margaret, the wife of the Spanish king Philip III, beautifully portrayed by the studio of Frans II Pourbus, has under her ruff, a beautiful brooch. Do you know from whom she inherited it?

  • Queen Mary Tudor
  • Archduchess Isabella
  • Duchess Mary of Burgundy

What do you think? 
Need a hint? Feel free to consult the downloadable visitor guide.

For those of you who can't get enough and already want to experience the story of the history of portraiture, there is an exhibition catalogue available which can be sent to your home (for a fee).


Meet the previous dates again here: