Willem I of Nassau, Prince of Orange, known as William the Silent (1533 - 1584)

after Adriaen Thomasz. Key (Antwerp c.1544 – Antwerp after 1589)
National Trust Inventory Number 222670

Category Paintings
Date 1600 - 1699
Materials Oil on panel (octagonal)
Measurements 222 x 216 mm (8 3/4 x 8 1/2 in)
Place of origin
Collection Westwood Manor, Wiltshire (Accredited Museum)
On show at Westwood Manor, Wiltshire, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting panel (octagonal), Willem I of Nassau, Prince of Orange, known as William the Silent (1533 - 1584), after Adriaen Thomasz. Key (Antwerp c.1544 – Antwerp after 1589). An octagonal head-and-shoulders portrait, looking slightly right, facing, with lace collar. This is a copy -probably English, and of the 17th Century - of the portrait-type of which the/an original is in the Rijksmuseum (inv. A 3148). Such images were still multiplied in the 17th century, because he was regarded as a great Protestant hero and martyr.

Provenance

Bequeathed to the National Trust by Edgar Graham Lister (1873 – 1956) with the house and collection of furniture in 1956.

Credit line

Westwood Manor, The Lister Collection (National Trust)

Makers and roles

after Adriaen Thomasz. Key (Antwerp c.1544 – Antwerp after 1589) , artist

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Subjects William I, Prince of Orange (1533-1584) (3)
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Record Status

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