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Cardinal Robert Bellarmine (1542-1621)

Inscription

in plate, upper center: IHS; in oval border: ROBERTVS S.R.E. CARD. BELLARMINVS E SOC. IESV. OBIT XVII. SEPT. M.DC.XXI.ÆT. LXXIX; below portrait: Illustriss.° ac Reuerendiss.° Dño Henrico S.R.E. Cardinali/Gondo. Epõ Parisiensi, suæ Maiestati Christianiss. ab intimis/Consilijs. Joan . van Mechelen humillimus cliens L.M.D.

Signed

lower center: Anton. Wierx fecit.

Marks

partial watermark; verso, collector's mark in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 6986; in graphite: E ¾

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1862; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1776 (II)

Accession Number

P6986

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