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Ernestine, Countess of Nassau-Siegen, study for a painting; whole-length, seated in an armchair to front, head slightly to left, her right hand holding the hand of her young son standing beside her. c.1634
Black chalk, heightened with white, on blue paper
Verso: The painter, Quintin Simons; three-quarter length, standing facing front, head turned slightly to left, right hand on hip and left hand holding the corner of his cloak
Black chalk, heightened with white, on blue laid paper
Watermark: Large initials 'R' or 'IR' or 'NR' or 'VR' surmounted by '4' [100 mm x 50 mm; unidentified]
- Production date
- 1634 (circa)
Height: 443 millimetres
Width: 280 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Recto is study for the picture of 1634 in the collection of the Trustees of the Firle Estate Settlement, Firle Place, Sussex. Verso is study for the painting at the Mauritshuis, the Hague (inv. 242). For the engraving by Pieter de Jode, see 1888,0612.32.
Literature: C. Brown, 'The Drawings of Anthony van Dyck', exhib.cat. The Pierpont Morgan Library (New York) and Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth), New York, 1991, cat.76; Stijn Alsteens and Adam Eaker, Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture (New York: Frick Collection, 2016): cat. 30.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1974 July-Dec, BM, Portrait Drawings, no.99
1991 Feb-Apr, Pierpont Morgan Library, 'van Dyck', no. 76
1991 June-Aug, Kimbell Museum, Fort Worth, 'van Dyck', no. 76
1993 Jun-Aug, NG, 'John of Nassau-Siegen', (no cat.)
2016 March - June, New York, Frick Collection, 'Van Dyck Portraits'
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