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    Sale 7448

    Old Master and British Pictures

    7 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 202

    Franco-Flemish School, late 17th century

    A globe, lute and print of Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange, with a key, compass, sword, sash and books, on a partly-draped table

    Price Realised  

    Franco-Flemish School, late 17th century
    A globe, lute and print of Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange, with a key, compass, sword, sash and books, on a partly-draped table
    oil on canvas
    36½ x 48½ in. (92.8 x 123.2 cm.)


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    The identity of the artist of the present work remains obscure in spite of some tantalising clues in the composition itself. Chief among these is the prominently placed print depicting Frederik Hendrik, Prince of Orange (1584-1647), after the portrait by Sir Anthony van Dyck, now in the Baltimore Museum of Art (dated 1628-9/1632). This work was engraved in reverse by Koenraad Waumans, and included an identifying inscription, which is faithfully reproduced in the present work (see S. Turner and C. Depauw, The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts 1450-1700. Anthony Van Dyck - Part III, Rotterdam, 2002, no. 156, pp. 148-9). Prince Frederik Henry was the youngest son of William the Silent and succeeded his elder brother, Maurice, in 1625, as the leader of the United Provinces and Commander of the States General, responsible for a number of significant military and naval triumphs.

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    Provenance

    (Probably) purchased in the late-19th century, and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN