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We are grateful to Drs. Sabine Craft-Giepmans of the RKD for noting that the sitter is Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz, born in Arnhem on 31 January 1612, and killed in the battlefield of Hulst on 12 July 1640. He was the son of the Frisian stadholder, Ernst Casimir, count of Nassau-Dietz and Sophia Hedwig van Brunswijk-Wolfenbuttel. After his father's death at the siege of Roermond in 1632, Hendrik Casimir became Stadholder of Frisia, Groningen and Drenthe. In the present portrait he wears the chain and cross of German (Teutonic) Order of Knights, in which he was Land Commander, and which had a Protestant branch in the Bailiwick of Utrecht. He was a colonel in the army from 1630.
Hans W. Coopman executed a print in 1640 based on the present portrait. There are two recorded copies of this panel, one (on canvas, laid onto panel, 69.5 x 58.5 cm.) in the Geschiedkundige Vereniging Oranje-Nassau, Nationaal Museum Paleis Het Loo, in Apeldoorn, and another (on panel, 66 x 57 cm.) last recorded in a private collection in The Netherlands in 1971.