Princess Mary Stuart, Princess of Orange (1631 - 1660)

Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656)
National Trust Inventory Number 493052

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1640 - 1680
Materials Oil on panel
Measurements 737 x 591 mm (29 x 23 1/4 in)
Place of origin
Collection Ashdown House, Berkshire
On show at Ashdown House, Berkshire, London and South East, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on panel, Princess Mary Henrietta Stuart, Princess of Orange-Nassau (1631-1660), previously incorrectly catalogued as Princess Elizabeth, Princess Royal, Abbess of Hervorden (Hertford) (1618-1680) by Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656), signed "G.Honthorst", GH in monogram and inscribed, top, in gold lettring: La Princess Royale. A painted oval, half-length portrait to right, wearing a green dress joined in front with pearl clasps, a pearl necklace in her hair and another, with large pendant pearl, round her neck. Gilt wood frame with beading and guilloche bands.


Acquired at the auction of the Craven Collection ay Sotheby's in 1968

Credit line

Ashdown House, The Craven Collection (acquired by HM Treasury and transferred to the National Trust in 1968)

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with name of sitter. Signed "G.Honthorst",GH in monogram.

Makers and roles

Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656), artist

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