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Object: Guilielmus Nassavius
Series: Comites Nassoviae (Princes of Nassau)
Plate 4: William of Nassau. Portrait of the prince, bust to left, wearing a ruff; in an oval surmounted by coat of arms and surrounded by emblematic border; second state with number; after Pieter Soutman. 1643
Engraving with etching
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Height: 438 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 356 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This is one from a series of ten, for comment see 1881,0611.89. For first state before number see 1862,1108.26. A preparatory chalk drawing by Soutman is in the Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam.
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- Acquisition notes
- The album O,4 is the fourth in order of the six foreign portrait albums formed by Thomas Philipe in 1808-10 (see O,1 to 6). It was a small album with only 45 prints, devoted to portraits of members of the House of Orange, to which were appended a few portraits of notable Dutchmen. The order was chronological.The core of this album is formed of prints from the collection of Cracherode, to which Philipe added a few from Sloane. These were mostly of members of the Orange family extracted from portrait books, of which he placed the remainder in O,1 to 3.
It was the tradition in Dutch portrait collections to begin with members of the ruling house of Orange, in the same way as British portrait collections began with the British royal family.
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