William II and his bride Maria Stuart Sale

Anthony van Dyck (1641)

Portraits of the future stadtholder William II, Prince of Orange, and his bride Princess Mary Stuart, daughter of Charles I of England. Standing, full-length, hand in hand in front of a column. Manufactured on the occasion of the marriage on May 12, 1641. The boy is fourteen and the girl only nine. William's father, Frederick Henry, commissioned the celebrated Flemish painter Van Dyck to portray the young Dutch prince and English princess on the occasion of their marriage in London. The union with the daughter of the English king enhanced the status of the House of Orange. On her gown, Mary wears a gift from William, a large diamond brooch.

Original Dimensions: W52" X H71"
  • Regular price $865.00
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