In 1994 the portrait of Count Philipp von Solms was uncovered from beneath a portrait entitled GEBHARDT GRAFF VND HERR ZV MANTZFELT . EDLER HERR ZV HELDRVNGEN, dated 1591 and bearing the monogram 'MVW'. The inscription suggests that the portrait was the property of the count of Mansfeld in 1591. Until 1558 Hans Döring was in the service of both the count of Solms and the count of Mansfeld.
[unpublished examination report, G. Heydenreich 1999]
- Anonymous sale ("The Property of a Gentleman"), London, Sotheby's, 12 July 2000, lot 16, for £55,000
- Sale Sotheby's London, Old Master Paintings Day Sale, 06 Dezember 2007, lot 135
[http://www.sothebys.com/de/auctions/ecatalogue/2007/old-master-paintings-day-sale-l07034/lot.135.html; accessed 20 Jan 2016]