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Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Artist: Jan Baptist Xavery (Flemish, 1697 - 1742)

Depicted: Anne Princess Royal and Princess of Orange (British, 1709 - 1759)

Date: 1736
Medium: Terracotta
Dimensions:
31 1/4 × 21 × 11 1/2 in. (79.4 × 53.3 × 29.2 cm)
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 1962
Object number: SN5020
On View: Art Museum Gallery 15
About this ObjectIn 1734, the English princess Anne married the Dutch William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau, and moved to the royal court of the Netherlands at The Hague. This portrait, made shortly after her marriage, is made from terracotta, a fired red clay. Modeling in clay is to sculptors what drawing on paper is to painters. This bust is a preparatory study for a marble bust (now Mauritshuis, The Hague). The model may have been presented to the sitter for approval before the work in less forgiving, more costly marble begun.
Provenance
from a palace in Prague; with Artia, Prague; purchased by Kurt Rossacher, Salzburg, 1957; purchased by The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, 1963
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Culture:Flemish
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