Amelie Elisabeth von Hanau - Münzeberg (1602 - 1651)

Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656)
National Trust Inventory Number 493053

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date 1640 (monogramed and dated)
Materials Oil on panel (oval)
Measurements 743 x 597 mm (29 1/4 x 23 1/2 in)
Place of origin
Collection Ashdown House, Berkshire
Not on show

Summary description

Oil painting on panel (oval), Amelie Elisabeth von Hanau - Münzeberg (1602 - 1651), widowed Langravine of Hesse-Cassel, by Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656), signed: G.Honthorst 164?0, and inscribed: Lady Craven of London. A head-and-shoulders portrait of an elderly woman to left, wearing a black dress and widow's cap and white lace fichu, touching a pearl at her bosom with her right hand.


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 164?0",GH in monogram.

Makers and roles

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

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Record Status


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