The prince

Collecting was an unspoken obligation for an eighteenth-century ruler. This was true for the young Stadholder William V too. In addition to paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters of the Golden Age, the prince also collected antiquities, coins, stones, fossils, books and even animals. His collections form the basis of many museums and libraries in the Netherlands.

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Marie-Anne Falconet, née Collot, Bust of Stadholder Willem V, 1782
Antonio Zanchi, Sisyphus, c.1660-1665
Paulus Potter, Cows Reflected in the Water, 1648
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