Title: Rex femina in the portrait presentation of Maria Theresa as the Queen of Hungary
- Rex femina – Marie Terezie jako uherská královna v portrétní prezentaci
Source document: Opuscula historiae artium. 2021, vol. 70, iss. 1, pp. 40-55
ISSN1211-7390 (print)2336-4467 (online)
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The state portraits of Maria Theresa as Queen of Hungary were created in such a way as to appropriately accentuate her right to the Hungarian throne and at the same time respect the hierarchy of a female ruler in a culturally conditioned social form with powerful patriarchal models of relations. As with other portrait types of female rulers, the artists had to take into account her feminine side and the identity of Maria Theresa as rex femina. The coronation and especially the specific equestrian likeness, referring to the Hungarian coronation, represented one of the most significant thematic sources for the later presentation of the queen.