Portrait of a young nobleman, with strong resemblance to Prince William of Orange
Portrait of a young nobleman, with strong resemblance to Prince William of Orange
Portrait of a young nobleman, with strong resemblance to Prince William of Orange
Portrait of a young nobleman, with strong resemblance to Prince William of Orange
Portrait of a young nobleman, with strong resemblance to Prince William of Orange
previous arrow
next arrow
previous arrownext arrow
Slider

Portrait of a young nobleman, with strong resemblance to Prince William of Orange.

Possibly by Willem van Hornthorst (1596-1666), in a period carved gilt-wood frame.

Price on Enquiry

Request Information

Follow Us

Portrait of a young nobleman, with strong resemblance to Prince William of Orange. Possibly by Willem van Hornthorst (1596-1666), in a period carved gilt-wood frame.

It has been noted by the Rijksmuseum that they could not confirm the sitter, but that this painting shows strong similarities and influence to the work of the artist Willem van Horthorst. The National Portrait Gallery in London could offer no opinion as to the artist but felt the sitter certainly bore strong resemblance to Prince William III of Orange in his teen years. This beautiful portrait set within a magnificent 17th century original Dutch giltwood frame, very much of the style later adopted and perfected by the master wood carver Grinling Gibbons (1648-1721).

Further information:

Willem van Honthorst ( 1596 – 1666 ) was one of the Dutch “Golden Age” painters. He was born in Utrecht, the younger brother of Gerard van Honthorst, whose father Herman taught them both to paint along with Abraham Bloemaert. Like his brother, he is known as a follower of Caravaggio and became a respected portrait painter. He was Court painter in Berlin to Countess Louise Henriette of Nassau during the years 1647-1664. Louise Henrietta of Nassau ( 1627 – 1667 ) was a Countess of Nassau, Granddaughter of William I, Prince of Orange, “William the Silent”, and an Electress of Brandenburg. She grew up at the Court of her Father, the Stadtholder of Holland, Zeeland, Utrecht, Guelders and Overijssel.

Taking in to account whom the sitter could be & also the resemblance to the work of the above named artist, although speculative, it is entirely possible that the artist would have encountered the Countess’s relative Prince William III & as her Court painter, the young Prince could well have sat for him.

Condition
Provenance


Literature
Dimensions
Frame height: 26.25 inches
Frame width: 22.25 inches
Painting height: 16.75 inches
Painting width: 12.75 inches

PREVIOUSLY SOLD FINE ART

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

A 17th century William and Mary Kingwood strongbox, with gilt brass straps. This strongbox has to be one of the most charming and certainly the smallest example we have encountered, at just 17.5 cm high, 28 cm wide and 18 cm deep. A strongbox of similar merit form and style resides at Burghley House in ‘The 1st George State Room.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

A fine George III mahogany serpentine commode, England, circa 1770. Attributed to Henry Hill, Marlborough. The three graduated drawers retain their original gilt brass handles over a unique carved apron and flanked by moulded angles continuing into the shaped cabriole feet.

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

Fabulous 17th-century olive oyster ‘lace box’. ‘Lace boxes’ were popular amongst the middle and higher classes of society from C.1660-1700. The olive oyster box we have for offer here is a lovely original and unusually small example, at just 12″ wide. This form dates from circa 1680-1700.

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

A 17th century William and Mary Kingwood strongbox, with gilt brass straps. This strongbox has to be one of the most charming and certainly the smallest example we have encountered, at just 17.5 cm high, 28 cm wide and 18 cm deep. A strongbox of similar merit form and style resides at Burghley House in ‘The 1st George State Room.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

A fine George III mahogany serpentine commode, England, circa 1770. Attributed to Henry Hill, Marlborough. The three graduated drawers retain their original gilt brass handles over a unique carved apron and flanked by moulded angles continuing into the shaped cabriole feet.

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

Fabulous 17th-century olive oyster ‘lace box’. ‘Lace boxes’ were popular amongst the middle and higher classes of society from C.1660-1700. The olive oyster box we have for offer here is a lovely original and unusually small example, at just 12″ wide. This form dates from circa 1680-1700.

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

17th Century William and Mary Kingwood Strongbox

A 17th century William and Mary Kingwood strongbox, with gilt brass straps. This strongbox has to be one of the most charming and certainly the smallest example we have encountered, at just 17.5 cm high, 28 cm wide and 18 cm deep. A strongbox of similar merit form and style resides at Burghley House in ‘The 1st George State Room.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

18th Century George III Mahogany Serpentine Chest or Commode

A fine George III mahogany serpentine commode, England, circa 1770. Attributed to Henry Hill, Marlborough. The three graduated drawers retain their original gilt brass handles over a unique carved apron and flanked by moulded angles continuing into the shaped cabriole feet.

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

William and Mary Olive Oyster Lace Box

Fabulous 17th-century olive oyster ‘lace box’. ‘Lace boxes’ were popular amongst the middle and higher classes of society from C.1660-1700. The olive oyster box we have for offer here is a lovely original and unusually small example, at just 12″ wide. This form dates from circa 1680-1700.

FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM
Gallery visits by appointment:

Buscot Manor, Buscot,

Oxfordshire SN7 8DA 

Contact us:

M: 07787 536199

E: enquiries@alexandergeorgeantiques.com

Registered in England | Company Registered Number: 10175498  |  Registered Office: Wistera Cottage, Littleworth, Faringdon, Oxfordshire SN7 8ED

VAT No. GB 250438424 | Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy

Website by: redskycreative.co.uk | Faringdon

Subscribe To Our Mailing List

For the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest