James Stuart (1612–1655), Duke of Richmond and Lennox Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, Antwerp 1599–1641 London) Date: ca. 1634–35 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 85 x 50 1/4 in. (215.9 x 127.6 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889 Accession Number: 89.15.16
Don Gaspar de Guzmán (1587–1645), Count-Duke of Olivares Velázquez (Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez) (Spanish, Seville 1599–1660 Madrid) Date: ca. 1635 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 50 1/4 x 41 in. (127.6 x 104.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1952 Accession Number: 52.125
A Maid Asleep Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, Delft 1632–1675 Delft) Date: 1656–57 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 34 1/2 x 30 1/8 in. (87.6 x 76.5 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Bequest of Benjamin Altman, 1913 Accession Number: 14.40.611
Johannes Vermeer | A Maid Asleep | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sophia of the Palatinate, more commonly referred to as Sophia of Hanover, was born October 14,1630. She was the eldest surviving child of Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of James I. Sophia of Hanover was the only suitable choice as heir to the British throne and was made heiress presumptive by parliament in 1701. Only a Protestant could take the throne since Queen Mary died without children; Queen Anne’s children did not survive past infancy. Thus, Princess Sophia started the Hanoverian line.
The Lovesick Maiden Jan Steen (Dutch, Leiden 1626–1679 Leiden) Date: ca. 1660 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 34 x 39 in. (86.4 x 99.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Bequest of Helen Swift Neilson, 1945 Accession Number: 46.13.2
The Lute Player Valentin de Boulogne (French, 1591–1632) Date: ca. 1626 Medium: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 50 1/2 x 39 in. (128.3 x 99.1 cm) Classification: Paintings Credit Line: Purchase, Walter and Leonore Annenberg Acquisitions Endowment Fund; funds from various donors; Acquisitions Fund; James and Diane Burke and Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fisch Gifts; Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 2008 Accession Number: 2008.459