Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn

Portrait of Catharina Belgica (1578-1648)

119 detail datering
119 achterzijde
119 ingelijst
119 voorzijde
119 voorzijde

Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn
Portrait of Catharina Belgica (1578-1648)

1617 On view in Room 1

A ruff of fine lace and a string of pearls around her neck. Costly jewellery adorned with precious stones and a dress richly embroidered with gold thread. This is Catherina Belgica of Nassau, the third daughter of William the Silent and his third wife Charlotte of Bourbon.

Catharina Belgica was 39 when she had her portrait painted by the Hague artist Jan van Ravesteyn. The picture formed part of the collection of paintings belonging to Stadholder Frederik Hendrik, Catherina’s half-brother.

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Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn
Portrait of Catharina Belgica (1578-1648)

1617 On view in Room 1

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General information
Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (The Hague c. 1572 - 1657 The Hague)
Portrait of Catharina Belgica (1578-1648)
1617
painting
119
Room 1
Material and technical details
oil
panel
55.6 x 63.9 cm
Inscriptions
linksboven: Anno 1617
linksboven: FIL’ DE HANNAU
op de achterzijde: WM
een brandmerk met 'WM' (ineen) met bovenop een kroon, het teken van Koning-Stadhouder Willem III en Mary
op de achterzijde: 87

Provenance

Frederik Hendrik, Stadholder’s Quarter, The Hague, 1632; by descent to Prince William V, Honselaarsdijk Palace, Naaldwijk, 1755; sold or taken from the stadholder’s collection in or after 1795; purchased, 1820