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Studio of Johannes Mijtens
(The Hague 1614 – 1670)
Portrait of Willem II of Orange-Nassau (1626 – 1650)
Oil on panel, 43.1 x 32.3 cm
Provenance:
– Collection Mrs. van den Steen van Ommeren – Van Beek, the Netherlands
– Auction P. Brandt, Amsterdam, 11 -17 May 1971, lot 27
– Collection Mrs. M.F.M Manschot – Van der Meij, the Netherlands
– Auction Glerum, Amsterdam, May 5 2009, lot 22 (as Studio of Gerard van Honthorst)
– Collection H.J. van Dam, Amsterdam
Literature:
J. Judson & R.E.O. Ekkart, Gerrit van Honthorst, Doornspijk 1999, p. 139, version 19 (as copy of Honthorst)
Note:
This portrait is based on Gerard van Honthorst’s (1592-1656) 1647 double portrait of Prince Willem II (1626-1650) and his wife Princess Royal Mary Stuart (1662-1694), in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. The portrait is possibly from the collection of portraits of the ‘Castle te Buren’, acquired by the Van den Steen family during the liquidation of the castle. According to Alexandra Nina Bauer in Jan Mijtens (1613/14-1670): Leben und Werk eines Haager Porträtmalers, Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg, 2006, p.192, the portrait comes from the Oranienstein Castle in Dietz, where in an inventory of 1726 a series of 30 portraits is mentioned, some of which were painted by Mijtens.

Taxatie
€ 800 - 1.200
Resultaat
€ 3.200