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Portrait of Maria of Orange (1642-1688), with Hendrik van Zuijlestein (d. 1673) and a Servant

The court painter Jan Mijtens painted several portraits of members of the stadholder’s family. This is the portrait of Princess Maria of Orange, the youngest daughter of stadholder Frederik Hendrik. It was intended for her future husband, so that he could see what she looked like. The princess is attired in a striking riding habit decorated with lots of lace, gold braid and bows. To her right, a b…