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Mary, Princess of Orange

Artist:
Wenceslaus Hollar (Bohemian, Prague 1607–1677 London)
Sitter:
Mary II, Queen of England, Ireland and Scotland (1662–1694)
Date:
1625–77
Medium:
Etching; first state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 3/8 × 4 15/16 in. (18.8 × 12.5 cm) cut on and outside borderlines
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Harry G. Friedman, 1957
Accession Number:
57.658.86
Not on view
Portrait of Mary; full length, to the left; shown as a child, standing at a table, her right hand holding a glove resting on table; with curly hair bound with pearls at back, and pearl necklace; curtain behind on the right, and small coffer and vase of flowers on table to the left, with window behind.
Inscription: Titled at bottom below image: 'The True Portraicture of the High-Borne/ Princesse, Mary, Princesse of Orange etc maried at / White-Hall, London 23 May, 1641, borne ye 4, Nou: 1631'; signed within design at lower left: "W. Hollar: fec.etc.
Harry G. Friedman; Donor: Harry G. Friedman
Pennington 1467 i/ii; New Hollstein (Hollar Part II) 346 I/II
Richard Pennington A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etched Work of Wenceslaus Hollar, 1607-1677. Cambridge, 1982.

Simon Turner Wenceslaus Hollar: New Hollstein German engravings, etchings and woodcuts, 1400-1700. Giulia Bartrum, vols. 1-9, 2009–2012.



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