Anne Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Royal portraits by Johann Friedrich August Tischbein

Johann Friedrich August Tischbein was a German painter from the Tischbein family. His father was Johann Valentin Tischbein. He was appointed court painter to Friedrich Karl August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont and also made several trips to The Netherlands. In 1795, he was hired by Leopold III, Duke of Anhalt-Dessau but left a year [read more]

wilhelmina prussia
The Princesses of Orange Series

Princesses of Orange – Wilhelmina of Prussia (2)

Wilhelmina of Prussia was born on 18 November 1774 as the daughter of King Frederick William II of Prussia and Frederika Louisa of Hesse-Darmstadt. Not much is known about her early life. She received an education in several languages, needlepoint and painting. She married her first cousin William, then Prince of Orange, on 1 October [read more]

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Inside Noordeinde Palace

The history of Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, the Netherlands begins with a medieval farmhouse in 1533. This was converted into a spacious residence, which was bought for Louise de Coligny, the widow of William of Orange, in 1595. It was her son who enlarged the house even more and it was then known as [read more]