Portret van Henry Pauw van Wieldrecht met zijn oudste dochter Sacha
Jonkheer Henry Pauw van Wieldrecht was born in 1863 on the country estate of Pavia (Zeist). His father, Matthieu Christiaan Hendrik knight Pauw van Wieldrecht, was at the time of Henry's birth chamberlain of King William III in special service, after having previously been a diplomat. Henry came from a wealthy and noble family. Almost nothing is known about Henry Pauw van Wieldrecht, apart from the summary information that can be found in the Netherlands' Adelsboek (the 'red books') and in the book by Agnies Pauw van Wieldrecht. The photos that Henry took are therefore the most important source of knowledge about (the interpretation of) his life; they portray his activities, home, family, relatives, and acquaintances.