Jan de Baen

Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679), Count of Nassau-Siegen, Founder of the Mauritshuis

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Jan de Baen
Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679), Count of Nassau-Siegen, Founder of the Mauritshuis

c. 1668-1670 Zu sehen in Saal 8

After his return from Brazil Johan Maurits was appointed stadholder of Cleves. That was where De Baen painted this portrait, with in the background the garden that Johan Maurits had laid out there.

The portrait radiates power, exactly how Johan Maurits wanted to be remembered. He owed this reputation largely to his role as governor of Dutch Brazil – even if the WIC had dismissed him for financial issues. This one-sided image meant that for centuries little attention was paid to Johan Maurits’s role in the slave trade.

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Jan de Baen
Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679), Count of Nassau-Siegen, Founder of the Mauritshuis

c. 1668-1670 Zu sehen in Saal 8

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Allgemeine Informationen
Jan de Baen (Haarlem 1633 - 1702 The Hague)
Portrait of Johan Maurits (1604-1679), Count of Nassau-Siegen, Founder of the Mauritshuis
c. 1668-1670
painting
5
Saal 8
Material und technische Daten
oil
canvas
114.5 x 151.5 cm
Inschriften
op het stuk papier: Request / Aen S. Fürst Gende. / Johan Maurits / Prince van Nassou

Ursprung

Acquired by King William I for the Mauritshuis, 1820