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Marie de' Medici, Queen of France (1575-1642)

Inscription

in plate, lower center: Princesse dont le nom honnora ta naissance/Le ciel ayant ton coeur de ses graces vestu/Augmente tellement le los de la vertu/Qu'on te desise voir bien tost Royne de France.

Signed

lower left corner: Joan. Wierix./Sculpsit./1600; lower right corner: Auec priuil. du Roy./[the following three lines have ink lines running through them] Paul cs de la Houue/excudebat./au Palais'

Marks

verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp in purple with accession number in ink: 7005; in graphite: N. 691.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

1600

Catalogue Raisonné

Alvin 1978; Mauquoy-Hendrickx 1869 (II)

Accession Number

P7005

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