Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (and studio)

Portrait of an Officer

425 voorzijde
425 detail datering
425 achterzijde
425 ingelijst
425 voorzijde
425 voorzijde

Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (and studio)
Portrait of an Officer

1612 Not on view

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Jan van Ravesteyn was one of the most important portrait painters in The Hague. He painted a series of twenty-five officers’ portraits, all in the same layout, with the men depicted from the hips upwards and wearing armour. Their helmets are decorated with orange plumes, referring to the commander-in-chief of the army, Prince Maurits of Orange. The series of portraits comes from one of the Orange family’s palaces in The Hague.

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Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (and studio)
Portrait of an Officer

1612 Not on view

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General information
Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (The Hague c. 1572 - 1657 The Hague) (and studio)
Portrait of an Officer
1612
painting
425
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
97.5 x 114.5 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: An: 1612
rechtsonder: 23.

Provenance

Honselaarsdijk Palace, Naaldwijk, in or before 1694; Nationale Konst-Gallery, The Hague, 1804-1805; Nationaal Kabinet (Royal Museum), ‘Besoigne-Kamer’ (the Business Affairs Room) and Picture Gallery of Prince William V, The Hague, 1805-1821; transferred, 1822; on long-term loan to the National Military Museum, Soest, since 2017