Abraham Bloemaert

Theagenes Receiving the Palm of Honour from Chariclea

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Abraham Bloemaert
Theagenes Receiving the Palm of Honour from Chariclea

1626 On view in Room 16

Stadholder Frederik Hendrik and his wife Amalia van Solms commissioned a series of paintings of classical subjects from Abraham Bloemaert. This is one of them. He made this large, brightly coloured painting for their hunting lodge, the Honselaarsdijk Palace.

It shows Theagenes winning a race in the Greek city of Delphi. He is receiving the palm of honour from Chariclea and kissing her hand, at which moment the couple spontaneously fall in love. The story is a reference to the love between Frederik Hendrik and Amalia.

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Abraham Bloemaert
Theagenes Receiving the Palm of Honour from Chariclea

1626 On view in Room 16

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General information
Abraham Bloemaert (Gorinchem 1566 - 1651 Utrecht)
Theagenes Receiving the Palm of Honour from Chariclea
1626
painting
16
Room 16
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
157.7 x 157.2 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: A Bloemaert. fe: / 1626
linksonder: N 43

Origin

Stadholder Frederik Hendrik, Honselaarsdijk Palace, Naaldwijk, 1626; thence by descent to Stadholder William II; Stadholder-King William III; Stadholder Johan Willem Friso, the Het Loo Palace, Apeldoorn; Nationale Konst-Gallery, The Hague, 1800; transferred, 1822