|Title||Portrait of Amalia van Solms, Princess of Orange|
|Alternative Title||Portrait of Henriette de Coligni, Comtesse de la Suze; Portrait of a Lady|
|Collection||Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|
|Artist|| Studio of Miereveld, Michiel Jansz. van (Dutch painter, 1567-1641)
Previously attributed to school of Miereveld, Michiel Jansz. van (Dutch painter, 1567-1641)
Previously attributed to Miereveld, Michiel Jansz. van (Dutch painter, 1567-1641)
|Date Earliest||about 1629|
|Date Latest||about 1629|
|Description||In this bust-length portrait, Amalia van Solms (1602-1675), wife of Prince Frederik Hendrick of Orange, is attired in a black dress with pearl jewellery. Autograph versions by Mierveld are at the Rijksmuseum and in the Dutch Royal Collection, where they are paired with portraits of Prince Frederick Hendrick. This version was probably made by an artist in Mierveld's busy workshop, which included his sons Jan and Pieter. Copies of portraits could be commissioned from the workshop, although some popular sitters' portraits were kept in stock. William Jacobszoon Delff's engraving after Mierveld's portrait is dated 1629.|
|Current Accession Number||A233|
|Subject||portrait (Solms, Amalia van)|
|Measurements||39.0 x 30 cm.0 cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on panel|
|Acquisition Details||Bequeathed by Miss Mary Anne Barbara Holburne 1882.|
|Provenance||Sir Thomas William Holburne, by 1867-74; by descent to Mary Anne Barbara Holburne (1802-1882), 1874.|
|Publications||Catalogue of the Pictures and Library, Engravings, Etchings and Miniatures Belonging to Sir Thomas William Holburne, Bart., Bath, 1867, cat. no. 160, p. 7, as Henrietta de Coligni Countess de la Suze by Miereveld; Chaffers, W., Catalogue of the Holburne of Menstrie Art Museum Bath, London, 1887, cat. no. 1479, p. 73, as Henriette de Coligni, Comtesse de la Suze by Miereveld; Moeckler, F., Holburne of Menstrie Art Museum, Bath, 1902, cat. no. 248, p. 8, as Henriette de Coligni by Miereveld; Catalogue, Pictures and Miniatures, I, 1927, cat. no. 148, p. 45, as Portrait of a Lady by School of Miereveld; The Holburne of Menstrie Museum, Catalogue, Pictures, I, Bath 1936, cat. no. 62, p. 23, as Portrait of a Lady, said to be Henreitta de Cologni, Countess de la Suze by School of Miereveld; Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings Executed before c. 1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, p. 135.|
Label on reverse of panel, inscribed in ink: 'Mireveldt'; inscribed on reverse of panel in paint: '4'; label of Thomas Holburne, reverse of panel: 'Henriette de Coligni Countesse de / la Suze an authoress and daughter / of one of the Marshals of France / Miraveldt', and added in pencil: '1479'; inscription and stencil on reverse of panel, red paint: 'H. 3352. / HOLBURNE / BATH / MUSEUM'; stencil on reverse of panel, red paint: 'HOLBURNE / BATH / MUSEUM'; modern labels on reverse.
As well as versions at the Rijksmuseum and the Dutch Royal Collection noted, another is on loan to Croft Castle, Herefordshire.
Mr Alec Martin, Christie's, attributed A233 to Miereveld; H. A. Buttery rejected the attribution to Miereveld, and described A233 as 'not genuine', 1906; Christopher Wright attributed A233 to the Studio of Miereveld.
|Rights Owner||© The Holburne Museum of Art, Bath|
|Author||Dr Susan Steer|