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    Sale 5349

    Christie's Interiors

    18 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 303

    CLEMENS NACHTEGAAL, CIRCA 1675

    Maurice, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (1567-1625), in armour and ruff

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    CLEMENS NACHTEGAAL, CIRCA 1675
    Maurice, Prince of Orange, Count of Nassau (1567-1625), in armour and ruff
    ivory engraved in black, gilt wood frame
    ivory
    oval, 3¼ in. (82 mm.) high


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    Prince Maurice, the son of William the Silent and Princess Anna of Saxony, was born at the castle of Dillenburg. He was named after his maternal grandfather, the Elector Maurice of Saxony.

    Two very similar pieces by Nachtegaal are illustrated in T.H. Colding, Aspects of Miniature Painting, Copenhagen, 1953, figs. 118-119 and described on pp. 123 and 204.

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