Jan Mijtens Portrait of Maria of Orange (1642-1688), with Hendrik van Nassau-Zuylestein (d. 1673) and a Servant
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This is Princess Maria of Orange with her nephew Hendrik to the left and a second boy to the right. His name is unknown. He was one of the black servants at the court and was presumably brought to the Dutch Republic as a young boy by the WIC – as a present for the princess.
Maria was the seventh and youngest daughter of Stadholder Frederik Hendrik and Amalia van Solms. Mijtens portrayed her shortly before her marriage. The wedding was celebrated in Cleves, at the residence of her favourite uncle Johan Maurits.
Portrait of Maria of Orange (1642-1688), with Hendrik van Nassau-Zuylestein (d. 1673) and a Servant
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Material und technische Daten
150 x 185.5 cm
Signed and dated
middle right, on the tree: JANMijtens F: 16 [..] JANM in ligature
Probably by inheritance to Albertine Agnes of Orange-Nassau, the sitter’s sister, Oranienstein Palace, Diez, recorded in 1695; National Konst-Gallery, The Hague; found in the attic of the Mauritshuis, 1875
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