Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Favorite Royal Images: King William III

Depending on the calendar (Julian or Gregorian) this was the day in history that the battles of the Boyne and Aughrim were fought, either way, a good day for King Billy and a bad day for King Jamie. Here we have a portrait of the little Prince of Orange and future King William III of England painted by the Dutch master Jan de Baen who also worked for King Charles II during his exile and who turned down an offer to be court painter for the Elector of Brandenburg. And I think I've already mentioned how much I like portraits of royal figures trying to look like a conquering Caesar -no matter their age or background.

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