Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (and studio) Portrait of an Officer
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 up 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.
Jan Anthonisz van Ravesteyn (The Hague c. 1572 - 1657 The Hague) (and studio)
Portrait of an Officer
117.5 x 96.4 cm
Signed and dated
lower left: R / An: 1612
lower right: 23.
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 Willem V, The Hague, 1805-1821; transferred, 1822; on long-term loan to the National Military Museum, Soest, since 2017