Medallion Frederik Hendrik
XXL medallion ‘Frederik Hendrik’ tells the story about this Prince of Orange and stadtholder (1584-1647).
Frederik Hendrik was commander of the army but also a statesman and was given the nickname of ‘The City-forcer’ after a number of successful campaigns. As head of the cavalry, the stadtholder fought against the Spanish occupation.
This proud man was raised by his French mother Louise de Coligny and became the husband of Amalia van Solms, the former lady-in-waiting of Elizabeth Stuart, and lived at the Binnenhof in The Hague.
On a personal level Frederik Hendrik wanted to increase his prestige and royal style in Europe. He had built numerous big palaces, had an extensive art collection and held exuberant parties.
Frederik Hendrik was usually portrayed as a soldier. He had strategic insights and could act very fast in difficult situations. Professional qualities and personal qualities have been incorporated into the details of this historical medallion, as well as his love for horse riding and his role as commander of the cavalry.’
A tree dimensional story behind semi-spherical acrylic glass with gold leaf carved wooden frame & metal suspension ring.
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