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Alexander Cooper

Portrait of Prince William V of Hessen-Kassel (1602-1637)

VAT reduced rate

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Property from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

Alexander Cooper

Alexander Cooper

Portrait of Prince William V of Hessen-Kassel (1602-1637)

Portrait of Prince William V of Hessen-Kassel (1602-1637)

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

Lot sold:

8,820

GBP

Property from the collection of the late Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

Alexander Cooper

? London 1609 - circa 1660 Stockholm

Portrait of Prince William V of Hessen-Kassel (1602-1637)


Watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, gold and enamel bracelet frame, the reverse decorated with initial W below a crown surrounded by flowers

17 by 14 mm.

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By descent within the sitter's family;
Countess Charlotte Sophie Bentinck, née Aldenburg (1715-1800);
by family descent until;
Timothy, 12th Earl of Portland (b. 1953);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June 1980, lot 257;
where acquired by Dr Erika Pohl-Ströher (1919-2016)

The sitter was born in Kassel, the eldest surviving son of Landgrave Maurice von Hesse-Kassel, also known as 'Maurice the Learned' (1572-1632). His mother, Agnes von Solms-Laubach, died shortly after his birth. In 1619 he married Amalie Elisabeth von Hanau-Münzenberg (1602-1651). Upon his father's abdication in 1627, the sitter assumed the title of 'Landgrave', however his ten year reign coincided with the height of the Thirty Year War and was marred by loss of land and wealth. In 1637, the year he died, the sitter was forced into exile.