Adriaen Thomasz Key

Portrait of William I (1533-1584), Prince of Orange

225 achterzijde
225 ingelijst
225 voorzijde
225 voorzijde

Adriaen Thomasz Key
Portrait of William I (1533-1584), Prince of Orange

1579 Not on view

William the Silent was aged around 46 when the Antwerp portrait painter Adriaen Thomasz Key painted this likeness of him. It is one of the finest portraits of the Father of the Fatherland.

The portrait spent a long time in the conservation studio after the panel was damaged by a substantial crack in the wood. Fortunately the face survived intact, but the prince’s shoulder had to be reconstructed. The reconstruction was based on other versions of Key’s portrait.

Technical details
225 voorzijde

Adriaen Thomasz Key
Portrait of William I (1533-1584), Prince of Orange

1579 Not on view

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General information
Adriaen Thomasz Key (Antwerp c. 1544 - after 1589 Antwerp)
Portrait of William I (1533-1584), Prince of Orange
1579
painting
225
Material and technical details
oil
panel
34 x 48 cm

Origin

Acquired in or before 1874