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On view in Room 11
The lady sitting here on her throne represents Peace. A suit of armour lies unused at her feet, and she is holding a palm branch, while a white dove of peace is fluttering up into the air.
Mattheus Terwesten is a lesser-known painter, who made many of this type of decorative scene. They were often part of an interior and, like this painting, were incorporated into the panelling.
Served as a chimneypiece in the so-called Late Cabinet on the first floor of the Mauritshuis until 1982