[Netherlands] Frederick Henry and Emilia Van Solms, Prince and Princess of Orange.In the Collection of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire.
J. Boydell excudit, 1767.
Mezzotint, 505 x 410mm. 19¾ x 16". Surface slightly scuffed/rubbed. Tear along right platemark.
Double portrait of Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584 - 1647) standing, and Amalia van Solms, Princess of Orange (1602 - 1675) seated to left. They are placed in an interior with a parrot on a bar across the top of an arched window behind the princess, and a little toy dog at the prince's feet. After Jacob Jordaens (1593 - 1678), painter and etcher in Antwerp. Frederick Henry was son of William the Silent, the principal leader of the Dutch struggle for indendence against Spain. When his half-brother, Maurice Prince of Orange, died in 1625, Frederick became the third hereditary stadholder of the United Dutch Provinces. He married a lady-in-waiting to the exiled Queen of Bohemia, and their son, William II, married in 1641 Mary, the daughter of Charles I of Great Britain. The Dutch Wars against the Spanish continued until the end of his reign. Shortly following his death in January 1648, peace was formally declared between the two countries. With a crest bearing the motto 'Cavendo Tutus', and dimensions of the original painting lower left.
Chaloner Smith (1).II
[Ref: 10407] £650.00