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Charlotte of Bourbon (1546-1582, third wife of William of Orange)


in plate, below coat-of-arms, upper center: VNA SOLA AVRORA HA DE VENCER MI NOCHE; in oval frame surrounding the portrait: CAROLA BVRBONIA. D.G. PRIN . AVR . CO : NASS &C > ÆT. AN.XXXIII. A° CIC[in reverse].LXXXI.; in cartouche, lower center: Huius me curæ fociam, comitemq pericli,/Quo res cunq modo, Coniux fors verfet, habebis./Vna etenim noctis tenebras aurora fugabit,/Et nos viuifici lustrabit lampade Solis.; under Old Testament scenes, upper left: Non ignara ortus terreni.; upper right: Hac abluor vnda.; lower left: Hac aura recreor; lower right: Coelesti hoc excoquor igne


below engraved oval frame: HGoltzius fecit.


recto, lower right, collector's stamp in black: PL[with a dot underneath; Peter Lely; Lugt 2092]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7259 [Lugt 1870]


late seventeenth century, Peter Lely (1618-1680, London); Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through Henry D. Parker

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Harvey D. Parker Collection


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 179; Hollstein 204

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