Oil on canvas half length portrait of a young man with curly dark hair and fine clothing, after the portrait of William II, Prince of Orange (1626-1650) by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (Flemish, 1599-1641), probably a 19th century copy. Paper label en verso of stretcher: MADE IN FRANCE with handwritten notes 4872 Wilhelm II No. 9137. Handwitten note on cross stretcher states CLEANED DAMAR VARNISH DEC. 1954. Housed in a burnished wood frame with leaf molded rabbet edge and leaf carved corner moldings with frame label on back for Hoddick's Fine Art Store Buffalo. Canvas size 30" x 25", framed 35" x 29-1/2". Painting 19th century, frame mid 20th century. Provenance: estate of Margaret Storck Hart, Buffalo, NY. Condition: Few very small scattered spots of inpainting (most noticeable is a fleck on subject's nose). Repaired 1/4" puncture to right side background. Some scattered streaks of bloom (cloudiness) and general cracquelure.
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