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Frank van Borselen, husband of Jacoba of Bavaria, countess of Holland. Engraving by J. Folkema, 1753, after T. Jelgersma after a painting attributed to J. Mostaert.

  • Mostaert, Jan Jansz., active approximately 1475-1555 or 1556.
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About this work


The cartouche below shows two men playing chess in prison; one of the men is fettered with shackles at the foot and the other exchanges a letter with the gaoler. Borselen may be the latter, receiving news that Jacoba had renounced her claim to her territories, and that she and Frank were therefore free to marry for a second time and non-clandestinely


[Haarlem?] : Joh. Enschede excudit, [1753?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; image and text 36.6 x 22.3 cm


Frank van Borselen graaf van Oostervant stadhouder van Holland &c. J. Mostert pinxit Harlemensis. Taco Jelgersma del. et ornam. inv. ; Jacob Folkema sculp. 1753


With: a pendant engraving showing the wife of Frank van Borselen, Jacoba of Bavaria (Wellcome Library catalogue no. 47363i)

References note

Frederik Muller, Beschrijvende catalogus van 7000 portretten, van Nederlanders, Amsterdam, 1853 (p. 1, no. 10, Frank van Borselen, Graaf van Oostervant ... van onderen een medaillon, hem voorstellend aan het schakboord)


Wellcome Library no. 47334i

Reproduction note

There is a pair of paintings by Mostaert in the Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen, of which one painting is identified as a portrait of Jacoba of Bavaria and the other shows a man: these paintings are not a source for the present engravings


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