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Henry IV, King of France

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Inscription

in plate, in margin, lower center: Ce grand Roy que tuvoys est remply de la grace/De Mars et de Pallas? de ces nobles ayeuxs/Al fuit de pas a pas les Senties vertueux/Qui ia dedans le ciel luy promettent vne place.; lower right: Auec priuil. du Roy/Paul es de la Houue./excudebat./au Palais

Signed

lower left: HGoltzius Sculp

Marks

no watermark; recto, lower right, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; lower center, in graphite [very faint] 1st state/with address of de la Houue; verso, purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 7255 [Lugt 1870]

Provenance

Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through Henry D. Parker

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

about 1600

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 173; Hollstein [Dutch] 193 (II)

Dimensions

Sheet: 35.5 x 25.3 cm (14 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

P7255

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