Artist Unknown

Willem Hendrick De III By De Gratie Godts. Prince Van Oranie

  • Sir Joseph Kinsey bequest
  • Engraving
  • 173 x 113mm
  • 73/211

This is a plate inserted between pages 396 and 397 of the book 'The Netherland-historian, containing a true and exact relation of what hath passed in the late warrs between the king of Great Britain...' first published in 1675 by S Swart of Amsterdam.

Compare Beinecke Rare Book Library, Yale University, object ID 2004990.

The inscription in English is 'William Henry III by the grace of God Prince of Orange'.

William of Orange (1650-1702) ruled Holland as Stadholder William III from 1672 to 1702 and as King William III of England from 1689 to 1702. It is purely co-incidence that in both realms his regnal number was three.