Print ca. 1683 by Abraham Bega & Abraham Blooteling
|Architectural style||Dutch Baroque architecture|
|Location||Honselersdijk, Dutch Republic|
|Client||Prince Frederick Henry|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Jacob van Campen, Pieter Post|
Huis Honselaarsdijk (English: "House Honselaar's Dike") was a mansion in Honselersdijk, Holland, Dutch Republic. It was designed by the Dutch architects Bartholomeus van Bassen, Jacob van Campen and Pieter Post, and was built in the first half of the 17th century as a buitenplaats for stadtholder Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange. Various popular artists were commissioned to decorate the house, and paintings or sculptures were created specifically for Honselaarsdijk by Wybrand de Geest, Gerard van Honthorst, Pieter de Grebber, Paulus Bor, Christiaen van Couwenbergh, Cornelis Vroom, and Artus Quellinus, among others. Extensive formal gardens in the French manner overseen by André Mollet were laid out on either side of a central allée.
To this house in November 1677 arrived the newly-married Stadtholder William and Princess Mary before their state entry into The Hague. After the death of king-stadtholder William, the palace came into the hands of the king of Prussia. Frederick the Great sold the mansion in 1754 to Anna van Hannover. It was neglected and in 1815 its main building was demolished.
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