Hanneman, Adriaen (Dutch, 1611-1680)
Frontal portrait, ¾ pose of Prince Rupert or possibly his younger brother, Edward, Count Palatine of Simmern (1624-1663). According to the National Portrait Gallery, UK, the sitter’s cape with star identifies him as is a member of the most noble Order of the Garter (order of chivalry). Rupert was installed in 1642 and his brother, Edward, in 1649.
Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from M. Knoedler & Co., Inc. New York, September 29, 1929.
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Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 861, Album 22, p. 2.