Royal Collection Trust Acquires Honthorst Portrait

November 3 2020

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News on Twitter (via. @rfirbanksy) that The Royal Collection Trust have acquired a portrait of Princess Sophie, Electress of Hanover (1630-1714), by Gerrit Honthorst. The portrait was purchased at Christie's last year where it made £52,500 (hammer price). Notably, it was Sophie's family ties with the Stuarts that secured her son George I's succession in 1714.

Adolphus William Ward's vast 1909 biography on Sophie is freely available on in case any readers might be interested to delve further into her life.

Update - Here is a write up by La Tribune de l'Art.

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