Amelie Elisabeth von Hanau - Münzeberg (1602 - 1651)
Gerrit van Honthorst (Utrecht 1590 – Utrecht 1656)
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
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