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Formerly attributed to Frans Pourbus (I)

William I (1533-1584), Prince of Orange, called William the Silent.

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Portrait of Prince Willem I 'de Zwijger' van Oranje- Nassau (1533-1584).
Date circa 1570-1584 (1559-1609)
Medium oil on panel
Dimensions 48 × 35 cm (18.9 × 13.8 in)
Accession number SK-A-3148
Object history
  • by September 1923: Jos.H. Gosschalk, The Hague
  • 1932: lent to Oranje-Nassau Museum by Jos.H. Gosschalk
  • December 1933: purchased by Rijksmuseum Amsterdam from Oranje-Nassau Museum


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