Portrait of William II, King of the Netherlands, Jan Adam Kruseman, 1839

Portrait of William II, King of the Netherlands, Jan Adam Kruseman, 1839

oil on canvas, h 109.5cm × w 86cm. More details

This is a portrait of King William II in military uniform, but with a decidedly informal air. Accompanied by his hound, he poses casually in the dunes, which in the Romantic era was considered the quintessentially Dutch landscape. In 1848 –when revolutions were raging throughout Europe –William II renounced royal autocracy and the Netherlands became a parliamentary democracy.

On display in room 1.14 Jan Adam Kruseman 1848 Thorbecke and the constitution

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