Anthonis Mor van Dashorst Portrait of Steven van Herwijck (c.1530-1565/67)
Steven van Herwijck is looking at us, his hand elegantly placed on his hip. His other hand points to some pieces of gold jewellery on the table. Van Herwijck was a maker of medallions and a goldsmith. He came from Utrecht, but later worked in Antwerp.
The portrait was painted by Anthonis Mor, who also lived in Utrecht and Antwerp. Mor painted lifelike portraits, in which he often depicted his patrons in three-quarter view.
Anthonis Mor van Dashorst (Utrecht 1516/1519 - 1575 Antwerp)
Portrait of Steven van Herwijck (c.1530-1565/67)
118 x 89 cm
upper right: A[E]TATIS. XXXV. 1564
Sir Peter Lely, London; his sale (not in Lugt), London, 18 April 1682, unnumbered; possibly Allaert van Couwenhoven, Rotterdam, 1683; sale Nicolaes Anthonis Flinck, Rotterdam, 4 November 1754, no. 11; sale Hendrick van Kretschmar, Amsterdam, 29 March 1757, no. 13; Govert van Slingelandt, The Hague, 1754-1767; his widow, Agatha Huydecoper, The Hague, 1767-1768; Van Slingelandt sale, The Hague, 18 May 1768 (Lugt 1683), no. 9; the entire collection sold to Prince William V; Prince William V, The Hague, 1768-1795; confiscated by the French, transferred to the Muséum Central des Arts/Musée Napoléon (Musée du Louvre), Paris, 1795-1815; Royal Picture Gallery, housed in the Prince William V Gallery, The Hague, 1816; transferred to the Mauritshuis, 1822