Henriette Adelaide of Savoy Electress of Bavaria 1670
Princess Henrietta married the Elector of Bavaria and had much political and cultural influence in her adopted country.She introduced the Italian opera to Bavaria and also brought Italian artist to Bavaria.Her mother and grandmother were very strong,influential and politically involved women,being regents for their respective sons.There are many portraits of Henriette dressed in armour and flamboyant dress so it looks as if she had a flair for costume and the theatric.
Elector of Bavaria,c. 1650 Jan Miel
Henriette Adelaide,c. 1660 by an unknown painter