Anthony van Dyck

Portrait of Princess Mary (1631-1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons



Anthony van Dyck - Portrait of Princess Mary (1631-1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons

Provenance

Commissioned for the Stadtholder's court at The Hague, in 1641, presumably by or for the sitter's husband, William II, Prince of Orange (1626-1650)
possibly recorded in the 1654 inventory of the collection of the sitter's mother-in-law, Amalia van Solms (1602-1675), at Huis ten Bosch, The Hague, as 'Een schilderije van princesse royale, mede bij Van Dijck gedaen'
possibly recorded in the 1695 inventory of the Stadtholder's collection at the Oranienstein Palace, as '2 grosze stücke presentirend printz Wilhelm der 2te von Oranien und desen frau, die princessin royale, in lebensgrösze'
J. Gadney
sale Sotheby's, London, 15 December 1976, nr. 59
anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 17 November 1989, nr. 41, when acquired by the present owner
sale Christie's, London, 6 December 2018, nr. 15

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Anthony van Dyck Prince Willem II of Orange as a Young Boy
Prince Willem II of Orange as a Young Boy

Anthony van Dyck Ecce Homo
Ecce Homo
c.1625-1626

Anthony van Dyck Portrait of a Genoese Nobleswoman
Portrait of a Genoese Nobleswoman
c. 1625

Anthony van Dyck François Langlois, called Ciartres (1588-1647)
François Langlois, called Ciartres (1588-1647)

Anthony van Dyck
Portrait of Princess Mary (1631-1660), daughter of King Charles I of England, full-length, in a pink dress decorated with silver embroidery and ribbons
1641
158.2 x 108.6 cm
Oil on canvas
Sale Christie's, London, 6 December 2018