Portrait of Maurice, Prince of Orange

Portrait of Maurice, Prince of Orange is an oil on panel portrait produced sometime between 1613 and 1620 by Michiel van Mierevelt. It shows Maurice, Prince of Orange.[1] It was commissioned by the States General of the Netherlands. According to an English traveller, it was hanging in the assembly room of the States General in 1707.

Portrait of Maurice, Prince of Orange
Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt - Maurits prins van Oranje.jpg
ArtistMichiel Jansz van Mierevelt
Yearbetween 1613 and 1620
Mediumoil on panel
Dimensions220,3 cm × 143,5 cm (867 in × 565 in)
LocationRijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Maurice wears a gilded armour awarded to him by the States General after his victory at the Battle of Nieuwpoort – the armour itself has not survived but was probably made by the armourer and goldsmith Charles Dartené. A similar armour known to have been made by "Maurice's armourer" for Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales remains part of the Royal Armouries collection and is displayed in the Tower of London.

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  1. ^ Portrait of Maurice of Orange (1567–1625), 1613 of later Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum, inv./cat.nr. SK-A-255 described on RKD, Entered: 1999-10-19; Last edit: 2016-11-03: In 1613 Maurice received the Order of the Garter; see Jansen/Ekkart/Verhave 2011, p. 119 for the case for dating the painting to 1617; see Bikker/Bruijnen/Wuestman for the case for dating it to 1620.

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