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Jacques de la Faille (1548?- 1615)

Inscription

in plate, in oval frame: LEGES TVERI, ET PATRIAM DEVENDERE, ARMATVS ADSTO, ET PRO SALVTE CIVIVM. PERIRE FORTIS, SANGVINEMQVE EFFVNDERE. HAC VNA VIRTVS CIVIS, ET BONI DVCIS. [Here I stand, armed, to protect the law and defend the fatherland, and fearlessly to fall and shed blood for the welfare of the people. For this is the only virtue of a citizen and of a good general.]; in cartouche, lower center: Harman Adolfz. excudit. Hærlem

Signed

monogram at center left: HG; and at center right: Fe

Marks

verso, MFA stamp with former accession number in graphite: 29854; D; 6/x

Provenance

1923, gift of William Norton Bullard

Credit Line

Gift of William Norton Bullard

about 1580

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 212; Hollstein 184

Accession Number

23.977

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