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Portrait of Philippe de Croy, Duke of Aerschot

Portrait of Philippe de Croy, Duke of Aerschot


Watercolor on vellum in a later gilt-wood frame

Framed: 24.5 x 20.9 cm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in.); Unframed: 16 x 12.1 cm (6 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

The Edward B. Greene Collection 1940.1222



Heir of an illustrious Flemish family and a member of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Philippe de Croy held the position of governor of Antwerp and governor-general of Flanders. As such, he repeatedly served the interests of the Habsburg emperor Charles V and King Philip II in the Spanish imperial armor. He is represented in this vellum miniature wearing the ceremonial parade armor befitting a great general. His blued, etched, and gilded armor is probably of Augsburg make, a center many of the Habsburgs favored for its production of deluxe armor.

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