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Portrait of William II, Prince of Orange as a small boy; bust slightly turned to right, looking to front, wearing a feathered hat and lace collar; after Gerard van Honthorst
Black and red chalk, touched with brush in brown ink, with grey wash; indented for transfer
- Production date
- 1640 (c.)
Height: 232 millimetres
Width: 200 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is a preparatory study for the print in reverse by Suyderhoef, see P,2.114; the dimensions are the same and the lines have been indented for transfer. It is a copy (only head and shoulders) after the full-length portrait painting by Gerard van Honthorst from around 1640 in the Royal Collection, Windsor Castle, inv.no.404406 (installed as an overdoor in the Queen's Audience Chamber; Judson and Ekkart 1999, no. 313, pl. 200).
This drawing shows great similarities with other indented drawings, some of them signed by Soutman, in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam, see RP-T-1886-A-611-612 and RP-T-1895-A-3078-3080.
Literature: J. R. Judson and R.E.O. Ekkart, 'Gerrit van Honthorst 1592-1656', Ghent, 1999, under no. 313, p. 249; K. Barrett, 'Pieter Soutman: Life and Oeuvre' (Oculi: Studies in the Art of the Low Countries), Amsterdam, 2012, cat.no.DA28, fig.D7
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