Prince Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Stadholder of the United Provinces (1583/4-1647)

after Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (Delft 1567 – Delft 1641)
National Trust Inventory Number 597940

Category Paintings
Date 1630 (inscribed)
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 533 x 444 mm (21 x 17 1/2in)
Place of origin
Collection Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Montacute House, Somerset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Prince Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Stadholder of the United Provinces (1583/4-1647) after Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt 1567–1641) inscribed 'Wm P of Orange 1576', 1630. (wrongly inscribed as William the Silent) A portrait of a mature man, head and shoulders turned to right to right, gazing at spectator. He has short brown hair, a moustache and a small pointed beard. He is wearing armour with gilt studs,a lace edged cartwheel ruff and a pink sash embroidered with flowers which he wears over his right shoulder; dark background. Youngest son of William the Silent; married Amalia, Countess of Solms. In gilt frame.

Provenance

On loan from the Phelips family since 1931; purchased with the aid of the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the V&A Museums and Galleries Commission Purchase Grant Fund in 1989.

Credit line

Montacute House, The Phelips Collection (The National Trust)

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Inscribed top right: Wm P of Orange / 1576

Makers and roles

after Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (Delft 1567 – Delft 1641)

References

Montacute House, Somerset, 1991 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 1991, p.62 "LORD CURZON'S BEDROOM PAINTINGS Frederick Henry, Prince of Ofrange (1584-1647) Stadtholder, who expelled the Spanish from the United Provinces. Wrongly ascribed as William the Silent. After Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (1567-1641)."
Montacute House, Somerset, 1997 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 1991, revised 1997 , p.62 "LORD CURZON'S ROOM PAINTINGS Frederick Henry, Prince of Ofrange (1584-1647) Stadtholder, who expelled the Spanish from the United Provinces. Wrongly ascribed as William the Silent. After Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (1567-1641)."
Ben Broos and Ariane van Suchtelen, Portraits in the Mauritshuis, 1430-1790, Waanders Publishers, Zwolle, 2004, p.293, no.100. "Portrait of Frederik Hendrik (1584-1647), Prince of Orange. Belongs to a series of six portraits all from the studio of Van Mierevelt..based on a (lost) full-length portrait by Van Mierevelt of which there is a good autograph repetition in Delft, Stedelijk Museum Her Prinsenhof."
Montacute House, Somerset, 2004-2006 [The National Trust; Malcolm Rogers] 2000, revised 2004, reprinted 2005, 2006, p.50 "LORD CURZON'S ROOM PAINTINGS Frederick Henry, Prince of Ofrange (1584-1647) Stadtholder, who expelled the Spanish from the United Provinces. Wrongly ascribed as William the Silent. After Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (1567-1641)."

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Category Paintings (12624)
Collection Montacute House, Somerset (Accredited Museum) (1836)
Periods 17th century (32766)
Maker Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt (Delft 1567 – Delft 1641) (31)
Subjects Prince Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange, Stadholder of the United Provinces (1584-1647) (3)
Object Type Oil painting (11759)

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