Miniature Portrait of William the Silent
Miniature Portrait of William the Silent Miniature Portrait of William the Silent
Miniature Portrait of William the Silent

Miniature Portrait of William the Silent

  • The visage of William the Silent is captured in this exceptionally rare miniature portrait
  • A national hero in the Netherlands, he led the revolt against the Spanish in the 16th century
  • Portraits of the famed leader are exceptionally rare
Request More Info Add to bag
To order by phone or get more info call us at 1-888-711-8084
Item No. 30-8571
$9,850
description
specifications
Discover more
description
William I, Prince of Orange and Count of Nassau, is captured in this exceptional miniature portrait. Also known as William the Silent for his taciturn disposition, William is regarded as a national hero in the Netherlands. Though German by birth, he led the revolt of the Low Countries against the Spanish Habsburgs in the mid-16th century that started the Eighty Years' War. His actions as leader of the Dutch rebellion led to the creation of the independent republic of the United Provinces. To this day, he is celebrated in the Netherlands as the Father of the Fatherland. Very few portraits of the legendary leader are known to still exist, making this miniature extraordinarily precious.

5" high x 3 3/8" wide
specifications
Period: 17th Century
Depth:0.375 Inches
Width:3.375 Inches
Height:5.0 Inches
Discover more

10 Minutes and 10 Questions With Bill Rau

I'm Mary a Sales Coordinator at Rau Antiques I wanted to take minutes out of Bill Rau's busy schedule to get to know him a little better -and surprisingly he agreed So to see a third generation Rau in a...
I'm Mary a Sales Coordinator at Rau Antiques I wanted to take minutes out of Bill Rau's busy schedule to get to know him a little better -and surprisingly he agreed So to see a third generation Rau in a...
read more
Related Items
Back to Top back to top