Bust of William IV, Jan Baptist Xavery, 1733

Bust of William IV, Jan Baptist Xavery, 1733

terracotta (clay material), h 74cm More details

This is a preparatory modello for a marble bust that Xavery made of the 22-year-old Prince William IV. Three years later, it was followed by a bust of Princess Anne of England, whom William IV married in 1734. Both marble busts were placed in the Oranjezaal (Orange Hall) at Huis ten Bosch, the royal couple’s residence near The Hague.

On display in room 1.2 Visit via the Highlights 1700-1800 tour

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