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Drawing - Allegory of the Young William III as Successor to the House of Orange-Nassau
  • Allegory of the Young William III as Successor to the House of Orange-Nassau
    Thulden, Theodoor van, born 1606 - died 1669
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Allegory of the Young William III as Successor to the House of Orange-Nassau

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Holland (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    c.1655 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Thulden, Theodoor van, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.491

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 25

Physical description

Interior of the Temple of Peace, Time introducing a youthful prince to the Houses of Nassau and Orange. Hymen is seen above; Pen and brown ink, on paper; Text on the reverse.

Place of Origin

Holland (possibly, drawn)

Date

c.1655 (made)

Artist/maker

Thulden, Theodoor van, born 1606 - died 1669 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Inscriptions by artist on recto

Inscribed on verso by the artist, in brown ink, Dit is daer Oranie & Nassau sitten op hooge trappe van / eer en deugt. Atropos haer heeft afgeplukt den / Enigen Oranien Tack. Het goddelyck bestier brengt h[aer?] weder eenen andere met een veersken uyt Virgilius (see inscription on recto) / dat daer wel op past. Soo(?) wel gemeynt als doen / den prins doot was den jongen prins haest weder / uytsproot. de blyschap nempt haer het Rou[w] / voil af; an additional note below, in brown ink, Was by naer als den graft / Dona in schetse van my h[eeft?].; and, separately, in graphite, 2.
(‘Orange and Nassau are seated on the high steps of Honour and Virtue. Atropos has uprooted the stem of Orange. God’s Providence brings another, with an appropriate verse from Virgil to the effect that when the prince was dead the the young prince was nearly born. Gladness takes the veil of mourning from them’)...(‘[This] is nearly the same as the sketch of mine possessed by Count Dohna’)

Dimensions

Height: 123 mm, Width: 133 mm

Object history note

Benjamin West (1738–1820), London, his sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 May 1836, lot 30 'JORDAENS. A series of five designs relating to the history of Holland, bistre wash' (to 'Palser'); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. 2503 on verso), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing 'Allegory of the Young William III as Successor to the House of Orangenassau', by Theodoor van Thulden, pen and brown ink, c.1655

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. II, Cat. 557, illus.

Materials

Pen; Brown ink; Brown wash; Paper

Techniques

Drawing (image-making)

Subjects depicted

Temple; Prince

Categories

Drawings

Production Type

Unique

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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