"Portrait Of Frederick Hendrick From Orange-nassau, Early 17 Th"Portrait of Frederick Hendrick from Orange-Nassau, oil on oak panel, dimensions: 17 cm x 22.5 cm, with the frame 27 cm x 32.5 cm, workshop Jan Antonisz van Ravensteyn. Vintage 17 th century carved wood frame, brass plating with angel heads and little lions Frederick Hendrick from Nassau, Prince of Orange (1584 - 1647). He succeeds his brother Maurice de Nassau, as stadouder of 5 of the 7 Dutch provinces, at the death of the latter; like him he becomes captain and admiral of the Union. His life as a young adult was marked mainly by his rigorous education, punctuated by homosexual loves within the Dutch army. Under the pressure of his brother, he married at 41 to avoid jeopardizing the family legacy. He was, like his predecessor, a very good soldier, coupled with an excellent political tactician. Jan Antonisz van Ravensteyn (1572 - 1657) is a Dutch painter from The Hague of the Golden Century. Disciple of the portrait painter van Mierevelt, he was a member of the guild of St. Luke in The Hague. His studio has produced many portraits of the royal family of the Nassau House.