K.E. Steneberg, Kristinatidens måleri, dissertation, Lund 1955, pp. 180, 231, no. 15;
B. von Malmborg, in C. Nordenfalk (ed.), in Christina Queen of Sweden - a personality of European civilisation, exhibition catalogue, Stockholm 1966, p. 192, no. 381.
This is one of at least three recorded replicas of a presumed lost original, all painted in Bourdon's workshop in circa 1653. The others are in the Prado, Madrid and the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Béziers, and all were included in the Stockholm exhibition in 1966 (see Literature) as nos. 379-381. B. von Malmborg, writing in the catalogue of the Stockholm exhibition (see Literature), suggested that Bourdon had finished them himself, but that his assistant Theodor van der Schuur may have had a hand in them. A fourth replica, like the present work formerly in the possession of Dr. J.E. Rydemark and exhibited in Stockholm as no. 382, was commissioned by Queen Christina from Hendrick van Munnichoven.
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