Pair of Regency Giltwood Wall Sconces, ca 1820
Oil on Panel Portrait of Nobleman Circa 1620
Oil on panel Portrait of a nobleman from around 1620 which is Later (18th Century) inscribed with the identity of the subject “Count Jan Ernst Van Nassau”
It is a striking painting, in very good order for its age and housed in a gilt wooden frame. A wonderful and historic early work with no damage or paint loss.
Although the inscription claims the portrait to be of Count Jan Ernst-Siegen of Nassau, it is possible that it is actually Johann Ludwig, Prince of Nassau-Hadamar (1590-1653) whose image is known from a portrait of him in the Lobkowicz collection in the Czech Republic. Johann Ludwig’s granddaughter, Klaudia Franziska of Nassau-Hadamar, married the 3rd Prince Lobkowicz.
The Lobkowicz family returned to Prague from the USA in 1989 where they were granted restitution of their palace, which dates back to the 14th century. They now welcome visitors there. We lived in Prague for 5 years and speaking from personal experience a visit to the Lobcowicz palace is worthwhile and fascinating.