Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts

Portrait of a Lady as Diana


Nicolaes Maes (Dordrecht 1634 - Amsterdam 1693)

oil on canvas
44 ¬Ĺ x 36 inches (113 x 91.5 cm)


Possibly King William II of the Netherlands
√Čtienne Le Roy, Brussels (stamped with his seal on the stretcher) from whom acquired by
William Tilden Blodgett, New York, circa 1875 and thus by descent in the family to his grandson
Julius H. Weitzner, Inc., New York (label on the reverse)
Hammer Galleries, New York, probably circa 1939 (as Portrait of the Princess of Orange, Wife of Frederick-Henry of Nassau), from whom acquired by
Mrs. Frank E. Christopher, Carter Hall, Millwood, Virginia
The Contents of Carter Hall, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., Carter Hall, Millwood, Virginia, September 18, 1976, lot 276, illustrated (as Portrait of the Princess of Orange as Diana), where acquired by
Private Collection, Barboursville, Virginia and thus by descent to
Private Collection, Natchez, Mississippi until 2013
Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts, New York, 2014, from whom acquired by
Private Collection, Florida 2014, until the present time


Photo-certificate from William R. Valentiner dated Detroit, December 15, 1939
New York, Lawrence Steigrad Fine Arts, Portraits and Recent Acquisitions, 2014, no. 6 illustrated & cover illustration

Detail Description

Nicolaes Maes was the premier portraitist in The Netherlands during the last third of the seventeenth century. The veracity of this statement is realized in one of his finest works Portrait of a Lady as Diana painted circa 1675 – 1678 while living in Amsterdam.


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Portrait of a Lady as Diana


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